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NHL postpones ‘Canes-Flyers game due to winter storm

Jan 21, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

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The National Hockey League has postponed its second game in as many weeks due to inclement weather.

Tonight’s Hurricanes-Flyers game — set to be played at Wells Fargo in Philadelphia — has been postponed due to a winter storm hitting the area, the league announced. The development comes just 12 days after the NHL was forced to postpone the Jan. 9 ‘Canes-Sabres game because of hazardous weather conditions in the Buffalo area.

No word yet on when the ‘Canes-Flyers game will be replayed.  The ‘Canes-Sabres game has already been rescheduled for Feb. 25, which was originally supposed to be the final day of the league’s Olympic break.

According to the ‘Canes website, the team will stay in Philly tonight and travel to Buffalo tomorrow for a Thursday game against the Sabres. No word yet on the Flyers’ plans.

  1. pizzaman77 - Jan 21, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Oh wow, that’s the 2nd game in a matter of weeks that the Canes have had to be rescheduled due to weather. Good luck finding another hole in their schedule to slot it..

    • valoisvipers - Jan 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      This is why hockey will never work in the North.

  2. wembelievable - Jan 21, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Stupid….flyers just didn’t want to play back to back. Canes were pushing to play according to local radio

    • jbink2585 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

      We are in a state of emergency expecting a foot of snow, im sure Flyers would want to play they own the Canes at home have won 8 straight at wells fargo

    • penguins87and71 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:17 PM

      I’m sorry that’s the stupidest thing I ever heard. Also who wouldn’t want to play the Hurricanes.

      • storminator16 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:22 PM

        “Also who wouldn’t want to play the Hurricanes.”

        So true…

      • killerpgh - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

        A lot Penguins fans were probably thinking that same things against the Panthers last night….

  3. slammed81 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Yea thats it buddy they didn’t want to play the canes

    • jbink2585 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      Flyers are 6-3 in the 2nd game of bk to bks

  4. antmel30 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    I guess the 8 + inches of snow coming at about inch or 2 an hour and the winter storm emergency declared in city have nothing to do with it. The flyers must have a winter storm button in Wells Fargo for when they don’t want to play back to back gms. The nhl decides cancellations not flyers dumbass.

    • jbink2585 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:09 PM

      Yes that post was comical ANTMEL30 and im not sure off hand but the flyers record on the 2nd game of bk to bk is quite good

    • storminator16 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:16 PM

      I believe the point Canes were attempting to make was:

      1> Not playing this game will cause them a scheduling problem which could affect their playoff hopes.
      2> They didn’t care how many fans attended. Playing the game in front of hundreds instead of 10’s of thousands would have been fine.

      • jbink2585 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

        NHL makes that Call flyers are a big fish in the NHL game big revenue, playing in front of hundreds will lose $$$$$$$ not going to happen Canes see you guy when we reschedule.

      • storminator16 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:56 PM

        I’m just saying. It has happened before. A few times, actually.

      • jbink2585 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:59 PM

        O I know storm I here you def has happened before just saying with the Olympic break and season already being a touch longer, there will def be open dates

  5. jbink2585 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    The one positive, we don’t have to listen to @joey4id tell us how bad our defenseman are, based on his comical evaluations, which consist of +/- only and hes a closet pens fan. Breaking news Coburn is -4 and isn’t a good defenseman, so Letang is -7 does that mean he should be a healthy scratch, SMH at you

  6. davebabychreturns - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    I can’t believe there are nine comments on this post and nobody’s combined “Flyers,” “Hurricanes,” and “postponed due to weather” into a single glorious pun.

    Nevermind the Hurricanes second game canceled due to weather in a couple of weeks!

  7. everyonesuksbutme - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    C’mon NHL…..a foot of snow? I’m a flyers fan living in Ottawa and this is very embarassing! Flyers fans are now subject to ridicule for this….as if we don’t getting enough?

    • jbink2585 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

      The game is a very small part of everyday life all the Nhl needs t is bad pub, when a fan is killed en route to a game when the blizzard conditions warranted cancellation, was the right call, be plenty of dates to reschedule.

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Jan 21, 2014 at 5:09 PM

      You have to remember that in this area, we usually don’t get a foot of snow in one falling (grammatically correct?). We get a couple of inches and the local news is a buzzin’ ha. The city has declared a snow emergency. Why would anyone want to go out to a hockey game in this weather?

      • claudegirwho - Jan 21, 2014 at 6:32 PM

        Not to mention the hills in pa

  8. jimw81 - Jan 21, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    this comes down to public safety of workers of the arena and fans.canes wanted this game to be played. how are you going to get fans to come to game if the city is shutdown? I remember Flyers played a home game vs kings in a blizzard at spectrum and the game got cancelled in the middle of it because glass broke on the concourse.

  9. dkphilly1122 - Jan 21, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Canes= Guaranteed Win……for just about every team. So tell me why the Flyers would not want to play them?? The NHL makes the calls…..not the organizations……dumb dumb…….only a Canes fan would assume otherwise.

    • jimw81 - Jan 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM

      If the Carolina Hurricanes had been trying this hard to play all season long, they might be in a playoff position.

  10. jimw81 - Jan 21, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    game reschedule for tomorrow at 6pm. Carolina has 3 games in 3 nights. ouch….

  11. jbink2585 - Jan 21, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Wow as Flyers fan tough break for Canes now have to go back to back to back with Flyers game being rescheduled for Wed 1-22-14 at 6 pm. Small market team hosed again.

  12. wembelievable - Jan 21, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    For all you DUMBASSES that apparently can’t read, I said the Flyers didn’t want to play because it would have been BACK TO BACK games, I didn’t say it was because they were playing the CANES. And yes the NHL does make the final decision but the opinion of both teams brass made it to the decision makers. Plus talk all the ish you want, Canes won the cup more recently than the Flyers despite how bad we have been since then…

  13. wembelievable - Jan 21, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Furthermore I can remember a few years ago the hurricanes beat the Blackhawks at the rbc center in front of about only 10k fans because they held the game even though there was 8″ of snow on the ground. If we can do it in Carolina I’m sure you can do it in Philly….

    • jbink2585 - Jan 21, 2014 at 7:38 PM

      10k in Carolina is a sellout right? LOL

  14. wembelievable - Jan 21, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    10k worth of southern hockey fans still braved what (snow) mind as well be kryptonite to most of them just to watch our small market team that day. Usually 16/17k with a 20k max.

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