Flyers Offseason Storylines (PST Show #321)

What kind of season has it been for the Philadelphia Flyers? A few are excited. Many are not for the coming season even as a new coaching staff has taken the reigns. This week, we brought on Charlie O’Connor, lead Flyers writer for The Athletic Philadelphia, contributor at Hockey Graphs, and cohost of the Broad Street Hockey Radio podcast (BSH Radio), to talk more about the Flyers offseason and what the 2019-2020 season holds.

But first, we got into some listener feedback about the podcast and the greatest baseball player to never win a championship. (2:05)

We then dove into some Sixers talk. Specifically, since Kawhi is heading to the Clippers, there are now three teams who are seeking supremacy in the Eastern Conference and the Sixers are one. Also, how will Al Horford fit with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons? (5:30)

After that, we discussed Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta, the bone spur in his elbow and how he plans to pitch through it. (16:55)

Then we got into some Eagles talk. Outside of Carson Wentz, what player, position or unit has the biggest hype heading into this 2019 season? (25:25)

This week on the Highbrow Segment, we discussed the current state of sports betting, particularly in America where some states are going through the process of legalizing it? Is this going to be positive for the sports industry overall or will it have more unintended consequences and repercussions than expected? (31:25)

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Then on the Lowbrow Segment, we had a fun, hypothetical discussion about sports players who leave town and take out ads in the newspapers to thank fans and the city. what if a Philly sports player leaving town instead took out a full-page ad to blast and degrade the fans and City of Philadelphia? What players of the past would actually do that based on their tenure? Who would our two choices be and what would the message in their ads say? (39:40)

What we’re throwing down on the Table this week is an in-depth discussion with Charlie O’Connor from The Athletic Philadelphia and cohost of the BSH Radio podcast. What kind of excitement should there be amongst the fan base for the 2019-2020 season? Charlie also took us inside the kind of production we may see from Kevin Hayes in a Flyers uniform. What happens to the third-line winger position if Chuck Fletcher doesn’t acquire new talent? What young prospects might step up this coming season? All of this and much more Flyers talk with Charlie this week on the Table! (48:30)

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