During a break in the non-stop action at the Wachovia Center last night, I was looking up at the big screen over the ice when the video from Phish's first night at the Wachovia Center this past fall started playing. In the video, Trey Anastasio was wearing a Mike Richards Winter Classic jersey, which he rocked for the whole first set that night. The PA then asked us to "please welcome Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio!" which, if last night could possibly get any better for me, it did right then.
I know not all the people reading the site are into our Phish connection, but Trey's a well-documented Flyers fan whose had many great nights at a sold out Spectrum too, so it was great to see him recognized at the game and getting some applause from his fellow fans. This past summer at their Camden show, Trey even said this would be the year. However, seeing the following pic and video from the locker room after the game, I kinda wish I'd put in for the media credits instead of buying tickets.
Trey with the Flyers after they won the Eastern Conference Finals??? Mmmyeah that would have been a nice little crossroads of my lifelong interests. No regrets though, the experience from the top row of the Wach is always amazing. Place was deafening again last night and you can see it all from up there.
Props to the NHL twitter acct for posting the pic of Trey in the EC Champs hat and the Prince of Wales trophy, and Marisa Magnatta from the Preston and Steve show for getting the above video from down in the trenches. Way to go, Marisa. Way to give 110%.
This blew my mind, and was shot from pretty much exactly where I was standing for that show:
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In a rough twist for Trey and Blackhawks/Phish fans, the band's summer tour starts on June 11th in Chicago; if there's a game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals, it'll be that night...
The logam at the center position has dominated talk surrounding the Sixers as they approach the start of the 2016-17 season.
While a trade has yet to be made, Bovada believes there's a good chance two of the team's three young centers won't be in Philadelphia by season's end.
Bovada released their NBA player props for the upcoming NBA season Tuesday, listing Nerlens Noel (5/7) and Jahlil Okafor (8/5) as two of the league's favorites to be dealt before February's trade deadline. On the other hand, Noel's odds to not be dealt are even, while Okafor's odds to remain a Sixer past this season are 4/9.
Kings swingman Rudy Gay was between Noel and Okafor with the second-lowest odds to be traded at 5/9. Gay's teammate DeMarcus Cousins had the fourth-lowest odds at 3/1.
Bovada's over/under player props featured bets involving six different Sixers. Joel Embiid's rookie stat line was set at 13.5 points, 8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. In five preseason games, Embiid has averaged 11.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in just 14.4 minutes of action. If his limited preseason action is any indication, Embiid could certainly reach Bovada's averages once his minutes restriction comes off.
Here are the rest of the Sixers' over/under prop bets:
- Jahlil Okafor: 15 points, 6.5 rebounds
- Nerlens Noel: 9.5 points and 7.5 rebounds
- Gerald Henderson: 10.5 points
- Robert Covington: 12.5 points
- Dario Saric: 5 rebounds
After skating to their best record in four years, the Philadelphia Flyers quelled the notion that they would show the growing pains of a rebuilding franchise in 2016. A playoff berth in Dave Hakstol’s first year as head coach brought about the emergence of a new noisemaker in the crowded Metropolitan division, one that stretched the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Washington Capitals to six games in the Quarterfinals.
The Flyers will look to build on the success of last season by relying more on budding players Shane Gostisbehere and Ivan Provanov while veterans Claude Giroux, Mark Streit and Boyd Gordon all look to lead the team back to another postseason. And while excitement continues to build in Philadelphia, fans can find comfort in the fact that Flyers tickets on the secondary market are the least expensive they’ve been this decade.
On TicketIQ, a leading online aggregator that pools both primary and secondary market listings to give consumers the most transparent buying experience, Flyers tickets are averaging $108.32 across all 41 home games at Wells Fargo Center this season. That marks a 12.4 percent drop from the $123.64 average at the beginning of last season. It is the cheapest home average the Flyers have posted since 2010, when TicketIQ began tracking resale ticket data.
While Thursday’s home opener served as one of the NHL’s most expensive games this week, a March 15 matchup with the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will be the most expensive Flyers home game this season. That game currently owns a $183.16 average, 69 percent over the season average, and the cheapest available tickets are priced for $73 each. Other top-priced games at Wells Fargo Center this season include January 4 against the New York Rangers ($163.62 avg./$57 get-in) and October 29 against the Penguins ($156.36 avg./$90 get-in).
For those looking for tickets to the cheapest Flyers games this season, an October 27 matchup with the Arizona Coyotes is the least expensive home game to attend. Tickets are averaging just $63.50, 41 percent below season average, and the get-in price is $16. Back-to-back games against the Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets on November 15 and 17 follow, with tickets starting from just $20 each at both contests.
For the best deals on Flyers tickets this season, make sure to download the TicketIQ app. Fans can save up to 10 percent on all IQ Certified listings in the only engagement-based loyalty program in the marketplace. Download the TicketIQ app and start saving today!