Joseph Santoliquito

Joseph Santoliquito

Joseph Santoliquito is an award-winning sportswriter based in the Philadelphia area who has written feature stories for SI.com, ESPN.com, NFL.com, MLB.com, Deadspin and The Philadelphia Daily News. In 2006, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for a special project piece for ESPN.com called “Love at First Beep.” He is most noted for his award-winning ESPN.com feature on high school wrestler A.J. Detwiler in February 2006, which appeared on SportsCenter. In 2015, he was elected president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

January 23, 2018

Flyers

Sean Couturier is dominating ... five games at a time

Sean Couturier has already eclipsed many of his personal scoring highs this season, and if he keeps it up, he should shatter them.

January 19, 2018

Flyers

Flyers retire Eric Lindros' No. 88 jersey

PHILADELPHIA — He’s a little thin up top, and carries the jowly, paunchiness of a man approaching middle age, which he is. He’s a father of three young children living the suburban life, putting out the trash, changing diapers, and catching an occasional hockey game here and there. But for a few moments Thursday night at a raucous Wells Fargo Center, before the Flyers beat the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime, Eric Lindros was the “Big E” again, suspended in time wielding around the ice bearing that No. 88. For a moment, Lindros was healthy, and agile, and dominating.

January 15, 2018

Flyers

Flyers' newest 'Hammer' shares more than a number with the original

Robert Hagg is establishing himself as one of the new shut-down shutdown defensemen in the NHL. His 142 hits lead all NHL defensemen and are second in the league to Anaheim center Chris Wagner’s league-leading 146 as of Monday.

January 12, 2018

Hockey

Bucks County native earns spot on US Olympic hockey team

Ryan Gunderson had a game that night back in late December, and was taking the afternoon to nap in his apartment in Gävle, Sweden, when he was awoken by a ping on his cell phone. It was a text message from Jim Johannson, the general manager of the 2018 United States Olympic men’s ice hockey team, asking the 2003 Holy Ghost Prep grad to give him a call. 

January 8, 2018

Flyers

Flyers showing signs of life entering their bye week

It’s taken a little time, and along with it considerable angst and embarrassment. But once again, there seems to be a glimmer of postseason hope with the 2017-18 Philadelphia Flyers. A week ago, this enigmatic team lost four of five. Now, as has happened numerous time this topsy-turvy season, the Flyers have shown signs that they could be a playoff team this year.

January 5, 2018

Flyers

Roenick: Flyers must show some pride – and it starts with GM Ron Hextall

There was a time, really not that long ago, when the Flyers were consistent Stanley Cup contenders. It was a given throughout the National Hockey League that when you came to Philadelphia, you better brace yourself for a hard-knocks game and make sure to pack plenty of ice bags to sooth the bruises on the plane ride home. 

January 1, 2018

Flyers

Flyers' inconsistency the only constant to maddening season

The Flyers proved something Friday night that they actually knew about themselves before playing the NHL’s best team, the Tampa Bay Lightning: They can play with anyone in the league. 

December 29, 2017

Flyers

Keith Jones: Inconsistent Flyers have 'potential to turn it around rather quickly'

Keith Jones: Inconsistent Flyers have 'potential to turn it around rather quickly'

December 24, 2017

Flyers

Will recent line changes add consistent energy to the Flyers?

Something had to be done. The Flyers looked disjointed against the lowly Buffalo Sabres Friday night, losing 4-2 to a team with the penultimate record in the NHL that had won only four previous times at home. Nothing seemed to work. There were back passes where there was no trailer. There were unforced turnovers with passes where there was no one there. 

December 22, 2017

Flyers

Some hope could lie ahead for more confident, relaxed Flyers team

The Flyers just won four of five on their recent home stretch and tonight will be playing the woeful Buffalo Sabres, arguably the worst team in the NHL. With a 7-1 record over their last eight, it appears the team that was in a funk just three weeks ago is now heading in a good direction.

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