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The final pro hockey game at the Spectrum has been played.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Phantoms Weekly Release

The latest Phantoms Weekly Release is available on the team website.

We have a road game tomorrow night in Wilkes-Barre, and the annual Flyers/Phantoms doubleheader on Friday. (Note to Self: charge camera batteries, upload memory stick contents, and clear memory sticks in advance of this.) Our opponent on Friday is Springfield, to which I say, "It's ABOUT TIME we faced someone that isn't in our own division!" Dang. I know we've met up with a few non-divisional opponents during our MANY road trips in October and November, but during our few home games so far, it's been one divisional rival after another. Though, having said that, I liked last year's doubleheader a lot, where the Flyers faced the Capitals in the afternoon, and the Phantoms faced the Capitals' farm team, the Bears, that night. THAT'S a *real* doubleheader. If we hadn't seen the Bears five times already this month, with a sixth game slated for the upcoming weekend, I would be suggesting a repeat of that.

It's actually kind of neat when we manage to have a Flyers/Phantoms homestand where each team plays the corresponding team from the same organization. In prior years, we have had the Islanders in Philly during the same weekend as their farm team, ditto for the Maple Leafs, and of course the Caps' two teams were here on the same DAY last year. When that happens, it's a 100% guarantee that you will see brass from the parent club in the press box at the Spectrum. So if there's a particular former player you admire, and you KNOW he's a coach or scout with Team X, my advice is to take a walk over to the press box if Team X and their farm club are both in Philly together. There's a good chance you'll encounter him there.

Of course, Friday's game is at the Center, not the Spectrum, so you'll need a pair of binoculars to have a look at the press box denizens. But still, it's worth the effort if you think a former favorite player will be In The House for either game.

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