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MikeSBRantSports

Sports writer/blogger for 10 + years, work has been featured on NHL.com, CSNPhilly.com, RealGM.com, and NCAA.com. Currently the lead writer for GetFlyerdUp.com (Philadelphia Flyers) and 76ersCentral.com (Philadelphia 76ers) part of the RantSports.com Network.

Website: http://www.76ersCentral.com

Twitter: @@76ersCentral

Philadelphia 76ers Fans Need to Give Nikola Vucevic a Chance

www.76erscentral.com - The 2011 NBA Draft is over, and it came and went without the kind of fireworks Philadelphia 76ers fans were expecting. Rumors of trading up and dealing Andre Iguodala danced in Sixers fans heads, but alas it was not to ...

Who Will the Philadelphia Flyers Select With the 8th Overall Pick in Tonight’s NHL Entry Draft?

www.getflyerdup.com - Only a day ago, the Philadelphia Flyers didn’t have a draft pick until the 3rd round of this weekend’s NHL Entry Draft. Now, after one of the most shocking days in Philadelphia Flyers history, they now have the 8th overall ...

Did the Philly Media Help Run Mike Richards Out of Town?

www.getflyerdup.com - It’s no secret that Mike Richards and the Philadelphia media didn’t see eye-to-eye towards the end of the Flyer Captains tenor. If you read a Philly paper or a local blog, the venom was well documented. It was clear that ...


Chris Pronger to be Named Flyers Captain

www.getflyerdup.com - After the shocking trades of Captain Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, one question that’s arisen is who will wear the “C” for the orange and black? According to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi a source within the organization has told him ...

After Mike Richards and Jeff Carter Trades; Flyers Sign Illya Bryzgalov

www.getflyerdup.com - After the Flyers shocking trades of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, the Flyers did something that was expected. They signed goaltender Illya Bryzgalov to a 9-year deal worth $51.5 million dollars. Here’s how the deal breaks down: - In the first ...

STUNNED: Philadelphia Flyers Trade Captain Mike Richards and Leading Goal Scorer Jeff Carter

www.getflyerdup.com - In perhaps one of the most shocking days in Philadelphia Flyers history, GM Paul Holmgren has traded away their Captain Mike Richards and leading goal scorer Jeff Carter all in one day. Mike Richards is headed to the Los Angeles Kings ...


How the Rise in the NHL’s Salary Cap Benefits the Philadelphia Flyers

www.getflyerdup.com - According to multiple reports, NHL teams and player agents have been notified that the NHL salary cap will rise by nearly $5 million dollars this season. That’s good news for a handful of NHL teams, including the Philadelphia Flyers. With ...

Source: Philadelphia Flyers and Illya Bryzgalov Close to a Deal

www.getflyerdup.com - Goaltender Illya Bryzgalov left Philadelphia without a deal on Saturday, but according to a source, a deal between the Flyers and Bryzgalov is very close. The source claims to have information from someone very close to the contract negotiations, stating that ...

Philadelphia Flyers Rank 41st in ESPN Magazine Ultimate Team Standings

www.getflyerdup.com - ESPN the Magazine’s ninth-annual Ultimate Team Rankings measures how much MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL franchises give back to the fans in exchange for all the time, money and emotion the fans invest in them. In the rankings, the Philadelphia Flyers ...

Illya Bryzgalov to Meet With Flyers Today

www.getflyerdup.com - Soon to be unrestricted free agent goaltender, Illya Bryzgalov is scheduled to meet with the Philadelphia Flyers today. Bryzgalov was picked up from JFK airport yesterday in Ed Snider’s private jet, bringing Bryzgalov to Philly in style. Bryzgalov is scheduled ...