Thursday, July 4, 2013

Philadelphia Flyers: July 5th Fireworks Will Be Seen

According to Tim Panaccio (a dedicated hockey journalist and a nice guy who I've had the opportunity to speak with behind the scenes during Philadelphia Flyers' games), general manager Paul Holmgren anticipates July 5th fireworks. 

Among the rumored news is: Claude Giroux's revised and extended contract, which should be in the neighborhood of 8 years, $64 million, and the potential addition of free agent goaltender Tim Thomas. 

The 25-year-old 'G' has exhibited the best skill set since Peter Forsberg returned to the organization toward the end of his career.

Signing the 39-year-old Thomas is intriguing because he might become Steve Mason's goaltending partner, rather than the clear starter. However, it remains to be seen if the Flyers want Thomas and would clear enough payroll space to sign him, or if there's another goalie that might fit into their crease.

(My own photo taken inside the Flyers' locker room in Philadelphia.)

Thank you to Stacey Stauffer (Fox 29 Philadelphia). She interviewed Maddie Woytovich, her parents (Jeff and Betsy Woytovich) and me on July 2, 2013 about the latest chapter in this inspiring story. The feature will be shown on an upcoming newscast. 

Professional reporters and video journalists are vital in an ever-changing media world. Stacey and the Fox staff were first-rate. 

I will be donating one-half of all proceeds from the sale of my soon-to-be-released illustrated children's bookMaddie: Teaching Tolerance with a Smile to the non-profit group: Children's Alopecia Project (CAP).

More news about the book and the story behind it will be posted in this blog as the release date nears.

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Feel free to click on a selection of my interviews with broadcasters, actors, models and more...
Martin Brodeur: Discusses His Record-Setting Shutout Total and Key Rivalries 
Jaromir Jagr: Current NHL Forward and Future Hall of Famer
Philadelphia Flyers' Bernie Parent: Postgame reflections 
Bobby Clarke: Philadelphia Flyers' Legend Talks Hockey
Ron Hextall Recalls His Greatest Season
Kerry Fraser: NHL Referee is Still Making the Right Calls
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Horror Story: It Was Crawling Up My Chest!
Television Haiku Poem
My First Car Was An All-Time Classic
The Best Holiday Memories

When Baseball Cards Were King
Could One Baseball Shatter The Summer?
The Night Lenny Dykstra Was Swinging In The Rain
5 Traits of Hardcore Philadelphia Phillies' Fans

Philadelphia Flyers' Topps Hockey Card Mystery Revealed
5 Lessons Flyers' Fans Have Taught The Hockey World
5 Traits Old School Flyers' Fans Possess

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