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A podcast for Philadelphia Flyers fans who want the perspective of locals who have followed the team for 30+ years. O&B Puckcast host Isaiah is joined by Philly podcast veteran Chef B and Dan Esche from phillyisflyer.com representing the voice of the fan. Follow the show on twitter: O&B Puckcast @oandbpuck

A podcast for Philadelphia Flyers fans who want the perspective of locals who have followed the team for 30+ years. O&B Puckcast host Isaiah is joined by Philly podcast veteran Chef B and Dan Esche from phillyisflyer.com representing the voice of the fan. Follow the show on twitter: O&B Puckcast @oandbpuck
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A podcast for Philadelphia Flyers fans who want the perspective of locals who have followed the team for 30+ years. O&B Puckcast host Isaiah is joined by Philly podcast veteran Chef B and Dan Esche from phillyisflyer.com representing the voice of the fan. Follow the show on twitter: O&B Puckcast @oandbpuck








O&B Puckcast Episode #36 The Big Eval

The O&B trio return with special guest Yariv Wolok from phillysportsnetwork.com to work through possible transaction and coaching scenarios for the consistently inconsistent Flyers. After putting a final wrap on the demise of Ron Hextall, the crew dive deep into where the team goes from here to either salvage the season or give up and proceed to a modified rebuild. Included are game reviews, the latest rumors and their viability, the joy of tankathon.com ;-) and much more!


O&B Puckcast Episode #35 It's Chuck Fletcher's Show

Isaiah, Chef and Dan are back analyzing the installation of Chuck Fletcher as the Flyers new general manager. The trio comprehensively examine Ron Hextall’s demise and also discuss the firings of Chris Pryor, Gord Murphy as well as the hiring of Rick Wilson and what it all portends. Finally, early expectations of the new GM are laid out along with the future of head coach Dave Hakstol. A taut episode we know you’ll enjoy!


O&B Puckcast Episode #34 Hextall Fired!

Isaiah, Chef and Dan return as Ron Hextall is relieved of his duties as the team’s general manager. This stunning turn begs for comprehensive analysis and the O&B crew along with special guest, Flyers beat writer Dave Isaac (from the Courier Post South Jersey), deliver with the insight you’ve come to expect. Another episode you won’t want to miss!


O&B Puckcast Episode #33 Bill Meltzer

Isaiah, Chef & Dan are back to discuss the implications of the Flyers recent 180° turnaround and what it portends. Then Isaiah goes 1 on 1 with the estimable Bill Meltzer from Flyers.NHL.com and hockeybuzz.com to examine the broader context of the Flyers season so far. A rare episode you won’t want to miss!


O&B Puckcast Episode #32 Flyers Fiasco

The O&B trio return (courtesy of phillysportsnetwork.com) w/ special guests Johan Gärtner of flyersnation.net to examine the most challenging period of Dave Hakstol’s coaching tenure. As the team heads out to the West Coast, they appear to be in free fall and the O&B crew dissect every critical detail of what’s happened, why and what comes next? All the latest updates from qualified sources are presented along with the in-depth analysis you’ve come to expect. Every relevant aspect of this...


O&B Puckcast Episode #31 ...And They're Off!

Isaiah, Chef and Dan return with special guest Tom Foti of SonsOfPenn.com to assess the Flyers opening five games. Interspersed between game reviews are a variety of topics including: Injuries and the Pickard claim; Players above/below expectations; Team defense and scheme strengths/weaknesses; Reasons behind apparent changes in the Hakstol personna and what they portend; LV Phantoms update; A schedule look ahead and more!


O&B Puckcast Episode #30 Flyers Season Preview

Isaiah, Chef and Dan return with special guests Derrik Bobb of phillysportsnetwork.com and Anthony DiMarco of thefourthperiod.com for their 2018-19 Flyers season preview. After discussing recent waiver moves, the group comprehensively review the entire roster, breaking down forward lines, defensemen and what could be a muddled mess in goal. Also included are discussions regarding coaching; special teams; the Hartnell retirement; divisional previews; predictions for the Stanley Cup Finals and...


O&B Puckcast Episode #29 Goalmouth or Hellmouth?

Isaiah and Dan return with Chef on cooking assignment joined by guest Jamey Baskow of phillysportsnetwork.com . The trio work through brewing controversies emerging right at season’s outset including: final roster cuts; goaltending options; Carter Hart’s NHL viability; Losing Dannik Martel and more. Also included: The Hak exposé, The Gritty truth and Chef’s late night heroics


O&B Puckcast Episode #28 Training Days

Isaiah, Chef and Dan make their phillysportsnetwork.com debut with the most comprehensive episode in our history. After announcing our PSN partnership and the Flyers training camp schedule, the trio discuss a season preview with Anthony DiMarco of thefourthperiod.com and tackle 5 burning questions that face the team this year. Then, Johan Gärtner of Flyersnation.net joins us to review the Pacioretty trade & it’s implications for Wayne Simmonds, the AMac injury, a comprehensive prospect...


O&B Puckcast Episode #27 Countdown To Contention

Isaiah, Chef and Dan return as the Flyers have seemingly made all of their major off-season roster adjustments and signings. Joined in the 1st segment by Tom Foti, of SonsofPenn.com ,recent reports ( by Anthony SanFilippo of crossingbroad.com) have the foursome discussing the behind-the-scenes intrigue surrounding the JVR decision and their feelings about several prospects. In depth analysis from the fan perspective dives deep to speculate on the team’s strategy moving forward. In the 2nd...


O&B Puckcast Episode #26 Flyers Free Agent Frenzy

Isaiah, Chef and Dan are back discussing the Flyers UFA signings and current trade options with Anthony DiMarco of thefourthperiod.com. The quartet break down the JVR & Christian Folin signings, trade options as well as NHL hot stove concerning John Tavares & Erik Karlsson. Next, Ted Brown of lastwordonhockey.com & phillyisflyer.com breaks it all down from an analytics perspective. Plus Dev Camp & more!


O&B Puckcast Episode #25 Russ Cohen, Flyers Draft Recap & Free Agency

Isaiah, Chef and new regular Dan (of phillyisflyer.com) are back with exciting new show details and a comprehensive breakdown of the Flyers draft, free agency and trade options with special guest, Russ Cohen of sportsology.com. The quartet also cover which Phantoms are pushing for jobs next year and why the Flyers may be leaning towards re-signing Wayne Simmonds. A real can’t miss episode!


O&B Puckcast Episode #24 Flyers Off Season/Draft Preview

Isaiah and Chef are back from hiatus to preview the Flyers off season and draft strategy with special guests Kevin Fortier of phillyisflyer.com and John Saquella of broadstreethockey.com . A first round draft breakdown is augmented by possible targets and trade scenarios. Next, the crew assess the NHL trade rumor mill, free agency, Ron Hextall's timeline and the possible lessons of the Vegas Golden Knights success.


O&B Puckcast Episode #23 Turn It Over

Isaiah and Chef return as the season ends for the Flyers vs the Penguins. Special guests Kevin Fortier of phillyisflyer.com and Matt Martin of phillysportsnetwork.com review the final 3 games and provide a season retrospective. Next, the intensely spirited debate of "The Case Against Dave Hakstol", including scrutiny of the assistant coaches. The night proceedings close w/ and off season preview and a heartfelt appreciation of our guests and listeners.


O&B Puckcast Episode #22 Flyers Penned In?

Isaiah and Chef are back as the Flyers-Pens series is 3 games in. Special guests Jamey Baskow of phillysportsnetwork.com and Anthony DiMarco of thefourthperiod.com join in for comprehensive game reviews and analysis and suggested changes Flyers can make going forward. Also discussed are coaching adjustments and critiques, compelling stories in other NHL playoff series, and a scout's assessment of Carter Hart.


O&B Puckcast Episode #21 G Captains the Playoff Ship

Isaiah and Chef return with special guests Dan Esche of phillyisflyer.com and Wes Herrmann of flyersnation.net to assess the significance of the Flyers return to the post season and the contributions of Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier. After some preliminaries, the crew break down the team’s chances vs the Penguins, addressing match ups, opportunities and threats, before the inevitable predictions. The nights proceedings close discussing the roles of players like Robert Hagg and Sam Morin...


O&B Puckcast Episode #20 Goalies Ailing, Flyers Sailing

Isaiah and Chef are right back at it with an assessment of the Flyers recent game action & playoff odds, followed by a dress down of "Hak monitors". Special guest Anthony DiMarco of thefourthperiod.com then joins them in spirited discussions about the Flyers goalie carousel, sources on Wayne Simmonds future, Carter Hart's excellence, Claude Giroux's MVP-level season and preferred playoff matchups. Enjoy!


O&B Puckcast Episode #19 Reach For The Stars, Look Out For The Avalanche

Isaiah welcomes back Chef as they and special guest @DanTheFlyeraFan from phillyisflyer.com discuss the latest Flyers action and go in depth about the team's ability to overcome their recent swoon despite their overall inconsistency. The trio also dive into recent controversies regarding Dave Hakstol's personnel utilization, Ron Hextall's prospect decisions and the team's challenges going forward in their playoff drive and beyond.


O&B Puckcast Episode #18 Wobbling down the Stretch

Isaiah returns -with Chef stuck in sick bay- with special guests Kevin Fortier (@ksfortier) & Dan Esche (@dantheflyerafan), both from phillyisflyer.com . After a game review and analysis, the crew dig into projections about the Flyers going forward, assessing contributions throughout the roster. Also discussed is the recent Town Hall meeting for season ticket holders and how the team is fixed in the short & long term.


O&B Puckcast Episode #17 No More Deals, Time To Play

Isaiah returns in Chef’s basement w/ special guest co-host Kevin Fortier of PhillyIsFlyer.com to discuss the Flyers (lack of) trade deadline activity with a first time appearance by Brandon Sommermann of PhillySportsNetwork.com. After a brief recap of the Flyers current standing, the trio dig in to review the deadline from a league and Flyer perspective, projecting forward beyond this season and why the future looks bright.