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01-31-2012, 08:23 AM
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Flyer Media - who do you read?

Just curious where everyone goes to get their Flyer information? I keep seeing comments about different reporters, so I was curious what others thought.

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Many of the names mentioned near the top of each GDT.

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Bill Meltzer is really the only one worth reading on a regular basis. There's also that one cute brunette (Sarah or Stacey?), I forget her name, but her stuff is pretty good. The rest, especially Timmy, are awful


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None locally. Big fan of Bob McKenzie on TSN. I listen to the x players on Comcast. Do not read Timmy at all and Frank is just as bad.

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Bill Meltzer is the only writer in town where it can be August 14 and he'll give you something original.

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None locally. Big fan of Bob McKenzie on TSN. I listen to the x players on Comcast. Do not read Timmy at all and Frank is just as bad.
Although I like McKenzie better, Dreger has some legit sources too so I'll keep up on his Twitter too during Trade Deadline, July 1, etc.

Basically it's those 3:

Bill Meltzer
Bob McKenzie
Darren Dreger

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Just curious where everyone goes to get their Flyer information? I keep seeing comments about different reporters, so I was curious what others thought.
I can no longer read any of Tim P.'s crap. Bill Meltzer is the best by a mile.

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01-31-2012, 10:03 AM
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Exactly the same:
1. Love Meltzer, read his musings daily
2. I read on the fly on Flyers website
3. I check CSN Philly, but can't stand Tim P. Sarah is OK.

Can't stand and have stopped following Tim P, Frank and Sam. Canadian media does not talk much Flyers, but Bob McKenzie is great. Also like Chris Therien on the daily game previews on the Flyers website.

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Bill Meltzer that's it for me.

Like, GKJ said the guy writes all the time. If he isn't writing (which is rare) you can read the Pelle Lindburgh book which is a fantastic book.

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I kinda did like Dave Issac when he had a job. He did know what he was talking about, and wasnt against people correcting him when things were wrong in his article. Dont tell Timmy P something is wrong though. He will ignore you, change ir, and act like he had it right the whole time.

Euroflyers for any oversea prospect stuff. Still remember he was the one that broke the Bobrovsky signing.

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You know who else is good is Dave Isaac (@davegisaac). The website he wrote for went under, but I see he's still getting access.


I honestly don't know why I follow Pantoch, I guess it's because once in a while he gets it first. But sometimes he doesn't, which is hilarious since he writes for the same entity that owns the team, you'd think they'd groove it all for him.

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Isaac was the only one but now he's not employed. The rest pretty much suck. It's bad when you don't trust any local writers to bring you the news.

FakePanotch is the best of the lot and he's not real!

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I follow them all, because news is news. I want to hear it ASAP and I don't care who breaks it. But if it's an opinion article or some mindless written babble that Panatch scribbles out, I ignore it.

All of them tend to piss me off. They *****ed about Bryz last month when he didn't talk to them post-game, but then took to twitter to support his country in the World JRs, and the beat writers all started complaining that he must not be sick, because he's capable of being on twitter bunch of whiny children

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Faketpanotch is the most reliable.

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I read the Inky since I get it every day. Read philly.com and whatever is out there.

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You know who else is good is Dave Isaac (@davegisaac). The website he wrote for went under, but I see he's still getting access.


I honestly don't know why I follow Pantoch, I guess it's because once in a while he gets it first. But sometimes he doesn't, which is hilarious since he writes for the same entity that owns the team, you'd think they'd groove it all for him.
They did leading up to the Bryzgalov acquisition and about Read replacing Leino before really anyone had the faintest idea Read was legitimately part of the team's plans this season. But, yes, overall Timmeh is a hack and an embarrassment, though his fake Twitter handle is pure gold.

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+1 to Bobby, he is always on point. Wish he covered the Flyers for a living...

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I'll basically echo everyone else

Meltzer
EuroFlyer

for Flyers. The rest are morons

for hockey in general MacKenzie is the only non moron. For TV guys I don't hate Kelly Hrudy, and although he is still awkward on camera I think Mike Johnson has had some fairly well thought out points so far.

As I was thinking of a response for this question I was hit with just how many "hockey journalists" I hate. McGuire, Milbury, Potvin and Healy all come to mind.

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I might be in the extreme minority, but I love Pierre Mcguire. The NBSSports guys call an amazing game. Doc and Enzo with Mcguire doing analysis is very solid. I fastforward through the intermissions, but the in game experience is very good. Also, I listen to Mcguire daily at 5:05PM on Montreal Sports Radio and he is extremely knowledgable. I can deal without his ego and his mancrushes on certain players (Sid, Richards, etc), but I appreciate an analyst who actually watches more hockey than me and puts the work in. He is usually bang on with his Flyer takes.

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My favorite writer that I follow on twitter is Bob McKenzie. Locally Anthony SanFilippo isn't too bad either.

I followed Tim P. for like a day but I couldn't stand him.

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It's unfortunate that a team with such a loyal fanbase has such terrible media coverage. Most of the sports reporters in the city only know hockey casually, they rarely know anything going on in the NHL outside of the Flyers and maybe Crosby, if anything at all.

The supposed "insiders" for the Flyers act more like TMZ writers than anything. Timmpy P is awful and Lisa Hilary is a joke.

It is a shame the Flyers don't have a Ray Didinger or Jim Salisbury.

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It's unfortunate that a team with such a loyal fanbase has such terrible media coverage. Most of the sports reporters in the city only know hockey casually, they rarely know anything going on in the NHL outside of the Flyers and maybe Crosby, if anything at all.

The supposed "insiders" for the Flyers act more like TMZ writers than anything. Timmpy P is awful and Lisa Hilary is a joke.

It is a shame the Flyers don't have a Ray Didinger or Jim Salisbury.


Really you would think that we would have someone with credibility reporting here in this town. Back in the 70's every paper had some very good writers who were respected like Ray Didinger. I did like Jay Greenberg's coverage of the team later. Now, like you stated, they all think they are TMZ writers and they have a agenda to start some sort of ********. I was hoping that Frank S. would be one we could count on. But he has fallen into the same BS trap like the others.

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I'll basically echo everyone else

Meltzer
EuroFlyer

for Flyers. The rest are morons

for hockey in general MacKenzie is the only non moron. For TV guys I don't hate Kelly Hrudy, and although he is still awkward on camera I think Mike Johnson has had some fairly well thought out points so far.

As I was thinking of a response for this question I was hit with just how many "hockey journalists" I hate. McGuire, Milbury, Potvin and Healy all come to mind.
I like Dreger, Ferraro, Friedman and some others. I also like McGuire but agree that Milbury, Potvin and Healy are awful.

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