1. Breaking News: Daniel Briere Leaves Game with Lower Body/Groin Injury

    Daniel Briere left the game in the third with what GM Paul Holmgren says is a "lower body" injury. I'm pretty sure this is a groin issue. At this point, Briere should be shut down for the season...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 196 reads 5 comments

  2. Phillies' Cole Hamels Wants Bigger and Better Things

    When a pitcher enters the Majors, he thinks of a few things. He looks at the main goal: A World Series Championship...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 139 reads 3 comments

  3. Flyers-Bruins: Simon Gagne, Mike Knuble Power Philadelphia Past Boston

    All is well when Kimmo Timonen returns to a lineup. Timonen returned to the starting lineup tonight and helped calm down the defense, which led to the offensive taking over and beating the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins 4-2...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 98 reads 0 comments

  4. Josh Hamilton Fine After Straining His Achilles, My Introduction

    How is everyone? For those in this section who don't know me, I am a writer for the Phillies, Mariners, and the CL for the Philadelphia Flyers. Im a huge Josh Hamilton fan, having talked to him before, he is truly an inspiration to me and many others...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 95 reads 5 comments

  5. Danny Briere Activated, Claude Giroux Sent Back To Phantoms

    Danny Briere is officially back in the lineup for the Philadelphia Flyers. As announced this afternoon, Briere was taken off the IR and will be in the lineup tomorrow when the Flyers take on Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 307 reads 0 comments

  6. Breaking News: Danny Briere, Kimmo Timonen Out Against Montreal

    This has just reached my attention. Daniel Briere will not be making his long-awaited return tonight against the Montreal Canadians. The reason is quite simple: "He's not ready." Coach John Stevens commented on both players' status...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 128 reads 0 comments

  7. Daniel Briere Returns to Philadelphia Flyers—Two Players Waived

    The Philadelphia Flyers placed center Glen Metropolit and defenseman Ossi Vaananen on waivers to make room for returning star Daniel Briere. GM Paul Holmgren said he hoped both players clear waivers, so the team could have roster options...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 63 reads 0 comments

  8. Flyers Wash Caps, Shut Out Kings

    The week that's being highlighted as the supposed return week of Danny Briere, the Flyers made sure that their injury-plagued star returned in winning fashion...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 73 reads 1 comments

  9. Griffey's Curtain Call? Not So Fast

    Yesterday was a day to celebrate, even if your not a Seattle Mariners' fan. If your a baseball fan, watching the Ken Griffey Jr., press conference meant something to you...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 159 reads 2 comments

  10. Mike Richards' Career Night Leads Philadelphia Flyers Past Buffalo Sabres 6-3

    Nobody expected Flyers captain Mike Richards to come out last night at the Wachovia center and beat the Sabres almost single-handedly. But he did, setting a career high with five points (two goals and three assists) in a 6-3 victory...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  11. Jr Griffey Is Home, Cherish It Baseball

    This is a moment I have been waiting to see for 10 years. The Kid, Joltin Junior, the Natural, Ken Griffey Jr., has returned home. Ken Griffey Jr...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 47 reads 1 comments

  12. Martin Biron In New York State of Mind

    Martin Biron came into the weekend knowing that the next two games he was going to play were back-to-back and both were against division opponents. Also, what makes this sweeter is both opponents were from New York...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  13. Philadelphia Flyers Recovering, Must Continue To Push Hard

    We all thought it was going to get ugly when we knew Flyers captain Mike Richards was out against Boston last Wednesday...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 106 reads 0 comments

  14. Bruins-Flyers: Captainless Flyers Give Up and Pay the Price, Lose 3-1 to Bruins

    Flyers vs. Boston Bruins—Feb. 4, 2009-LIVE-Wachovia Center-Philadelphia, PA. TONIGHT'S GAME Tonight, the Flyers play their 50th game of the year and 24th game at home this season, where they hold a 15-5-3 mark...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 61 reads 3 comments

  15. Lightning-Flyers: Mike Richards Powers Philadelphia Past Tampa

    It's hard to say whether or not last night's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning was a must-win game for the Flyers. But, it was close...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 66 reads 1 comments

  16. Peter Forsberg Not Returning to the NHL

    It's a shame for me to report this, but it has to be done. Peter Forsberg will not be seen wearing No. 21 this season in the National Hockey League...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 65 reads 1 comments

  17. Philadelphia Phillies News, Notes, and Predictions As Spring Training Nears

    Now is the time where I begin my coverage of the Phillies as they approach spring training in two weeks. I will be around the team getting all the news and updates as they happen because ...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 158 reads 2 comments

  18. Philly Return For Forsberg? Flyers Talking To The Swedish Star

    If there is one part of my job that I love the most about covering the Flyers, its that there is never a dull moment...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 320 reads 3 comments

  19. Surgery Tomorrow for Danny Briere, Out Two Weeks Minimum

    It looks as if whatever Daniel Briere says about how his groin ends up being false. I reported twice in two different articles that Briere said he was ready for two different dates and both were pushed back due to his nagging groin...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 85 reads 1 comments

  20. Danny Briere: I'm Ready for Wednesday

    The Flyers today, had a long rough practice in front of at least 200 fans. Most of which were parents bringing their kids on their day off from school, saw Coach John Stevens run his team up ...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  21. Philadelphia Flyers Are Richards' Team, Carter Happy to Be the Scorer

    The storyline of the first half of this Flyers' season has been mainly centered around Jeff Carter and his surge as one of the top young players in the game...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 189 reads 4 comments

  22. Cole Hamels Finally Secured by Philadelphia Phillies with a Three Year Deal

    It's good to know that my words rang true regarding Cole Hamels. When I wrote my article a few weeks ago stating that Cole Hamels was the guy who deserved to get paid first, I didn't think it would happen this quickly...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  23. Philadelphia-Tampa Bay: Flyers Get Struck By Lightning, Lose 4-1

    The Flyers had all the momentum in their favor when Joffrey Lupul netted the first goal of the game in the second period. Then the bottom dropped off...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  24. Flyers Can't Catch Up to Pens, Lose 4-2 Ending Home Win Streak

    Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins-January 13, 2009- Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA. Tonight the Flyers play their 43rd game of the year and 22nd game at home this season where they are 14-4-3...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  25. Philadelphia Flyers Ready for Pittsburgh, Daniel Briere Ready for Thursday

    The Flyers, today at their practice facility in Voorhees, knew what questions we were going to ask, which is why the answers were long and easy to understand why this Penguins team is the true rivals to Philadelphia...

    Chris DiFrancesco Written by Chris DiFrancesco about almost 6 years ago 46 reads 0 comments