Steve Coates and Chris Therian are switching spots.
I’m not sure why Coatesy and Therian are forced to switch positions. Comcast SportsNet is likely trying to make the Flyers broadcasts more professional with Therian.
I am a huge fan of Steve Coates. I grew up watching Coatesy’s Corner and loved his comedic relief during games. Jim Jackson, Bill Clement and Keith Jones do a great job calling each game, but Coatesy was there to keep things light. In no way am I criticizing Therian, I just believe in the mantra “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Lecavalier is one of the ultimate professionals in sports. He pointed the finger at himself for his poor performance. He could have used the new system and injuries as an excuse, but he laid the blame on himself. I’m rooting for Lecavalier to have a bounce back season.
Timonen has returned to Philadelphia. He will undergo testing from the team’s doctors and his playing status will be determined from there.
Not long after his prognosis, a report came out that Timonen has a condition called Antiphospholid syndrome. In plain English, it could turn life threatening if not treated.
Timonen has said his priority is his health and his career is second.
LeClair is much more optimistic than some fans. Making the playoffs is a difficult task, and the Flyers are facing an even tougher road with the absence of Timonen. The defensive unit will have to step up their game if the Flyers want to make the postseason again.
The NHL has come out and shot these reports down, but it does not mean expansion will not happen. An arena in Quebec City has taken shape and could be open by Sept. 2015. Rumors about the NHL moving to Seattle have always swirled, but nothing substantial has come of the rumors.