Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pens' 'Hulk Hogan Guy' example of why being a fan is awesome

June 11, 2014

By Nick Tricome

Hockey has plenty of characters.

Many are the players themselves, with their humorous personalities going hand-in-hand with their performance on the ice. Guys like Jeremy Roenick and Scott Hartnell to name a couple from Flyers history.

But then there are the fans who manage to find their way on to jumbotrons and TV screens, and almost become a staple of their favorite team. There are the Vancouver Green Men, and one that both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia know well, Cy Clark, a.k.a the 'Hulk Hogan Guy.'

Sadly, Clark passed away last week due to complications from cancer. He was 53.

Clark is probably best known for taunting the Flyers during their 6-4 win over the Penguins at the Consol Energy Center on April 1, 2012.

The Flyers had a secure 6-3 lead with just over a minute left in the third, when the Penguins sent their checking line out and Joe Vitale laid out a hard open ice hit on Danny Briere.

The hit led to a brawl on open the ice, while Peter Laviolette stood atop the boards and yelled furiously at Penguins coach Dan Bylsma. And throughout the whole thing, was a Penguins fan, a Hulk Hogan look-alike, dawning an Evgeni Malkin jersey and a bandanna that read "Malkamania," jawing at Laviolette and the rest of the Flyers' bench.

Scott Hartnell took notice and responded with his own Hogan impersonation...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Back in the playoffs, but missing something

April 17, 2014

By Nick Tricome

After a one year absence, the Flyers are back in the playoffs and will take the ice against the rival Rangers Thursday night. But something will be different this time.

Friday, August 9, 2013

215 Basketball: Josh Harris to purchase New Jersey Devils

August 9, 2013

By Nick Tricome

The Sixers won't be the only team Joshua Harris owns anymore.

On Friday, Harris added the New Jersey Devils to his list.

Jody Shelley calls it a career

August 9, 2013

By Nick Tricome

Jody Shelley is calling it a career.

The 37-year old enforcer is hanging up his skates and will be joining one of his former teams in the Columbus Blue Jackets as a broadcaster.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

NHL officially releases preseason schedule

August 8, 2013

By Nick Tricome

The NHL officially released the 2013 preseason schedule on Thursday.

104 exhibition games will be played over a 16-day span starting on September 14.

The Flyers will have seven preseason games, starting with a game in London, Ontario's Budweiser Gardens on Sunday, September 15. They will face the Toronto Maple Leafs in one of 15 games being played outside NHL venues.

Here is the Flyers' complete preseason schedule:

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

215 Basketball: Sixers ownership group wants to buy...the Devils?!

August 7, 2013

By Nick Tricome

The Sixers still need to find a head coach, but that may not be team owner Joshua Harris' only priority.

According to multiple reports, Harris and the rest of the Sixers' ownership group are looking to buy the New Jersey Devils.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Laviolette named Team USA assistant coach, things could get interesting

July 23, 2013

By Nick Tricome

Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette will be at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, serving as an assistant coach for Team USA.