Al Morganti

Al Morganti

Al Morganti is a co-host on The WIP Morning Show and a nationally renowned NHL expert, providing news and analysis on the Flyers for Comcast SportsNet. Morganti’s background includes serving as a Flyers beat reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer, a hockey analyst on ESPN and a hockey news columnist and regular contributor to SportsNet 960. He also wrote for The Boston Globe and The Atlanta Constitution. Follow him on Twitter @nufced


March 26, 2019

Opinion

Al Morganti: Why the Phil Martelli firing was handled wrong in the age of analytics

The point here is not to argue whether or not Phil Martelli should have been fired. The bottom line is that nobody is owed a job for life, and many universities dismiss coaches every year. The looming issue is the manner in which the firing took place and one rather cold phrase from St. Joseph’s athletic director Jill Bodensteiner which read “. . . as basketball is an important strategic asset for St, Joseph’s.”

March 12, 2019

Opinion

Al Morganti: Gabe Kapler must fight the urge to over-manage with Harper and Hoskins

This season Phillies' manager Gabe Kapler’s biggest challenge will be keeping the clubhouse happy and engaged, tweaking a pitching staff, and simply writing down the same names on the lineup card most days of the week and letting the big guys get it done.

February 26, 2019

Opinion

Al Morganti: Flyers fans showed this weekend that Philadelphia is true 'hockeytown'

Although the city of Detroit has claimed the nickname “Hockeytown,” there has been plenty of evidence over the years that Philadelphia should have that title as fans continue to pour into venues season after season, although the Flyers haven’t won the Cup in a couple of generations.

February 12, 2019

Opinion

Al Morganti: Has there ever been a better time to be a four-for-four Philly sports fan?

Welcome back to the word of four-for-four in Philadelphia, where the Sixers, Flyers and Phillies have managed to spring out from under the huge green shadow of the Eagles draw some of the spotlight in this sports crazy city.

January 29, 2019

Opinion

Al Morganti: Super Bowl LIII matchup is boring and uninteresting

Welcome back to the reality of Super Bowl week without the Philadelphia Eagles. Wouldn’t the NFL love the Eagles to be in Atlanta this week and have Philadelphia fans taking over the town?

January 15, 2019

Opinion

Al Morganti: The era of defending Super Bowl champs has ended, and it's less bitter than expected

It took a very long time, but late Sunday afternoon in New Orleans the final curtain dropped on the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl celebration.

January 2, 2019

Opinion

Al Morganti: Hopefully rest of NFL learned not to sleep on underdog Eagles

It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 opens up with such a rush of optimism, and a belief that the Philadelphia Eagles have another chance to bring a winter parade down Broad Street and the Parkway.

December 18, 2018

Opinion

Al Morganti: Carter Hart is the key to the Flyers' future

The most important person in the Flyers organization is not the new general manager Chuck Fletcher. It’s not captain Claude Giroux, and it’s certainly not interim coach Scott Gordon, or whoever is behind the team’s bench beyond this season. The most important person in the Flyers organization is a 20-year old kid from Alberta named Carter Hart.

December 4, 2018

Opinion

Al Morganti: Did Eagles save their season, or delay the inevitable?

Depending on which perspective you care to take, the Philadelphia Eagles either revived hopes for their season on Monday night against the Washington Redskins, or they just delayed the inevitable failure to qualify for the post season and a chance to defend their Super Bowl title.

November 20, 2018

Opinion

Al Morganti: Welcome to the new NFL, where the Eagles don't appear to belong

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and we will spare you the usual list of yearly turkeys or what we have to be thankful for as sports fans in Philadelphia – what’s the point when this is a week during which the Philadelphia Eagles would win both awards.

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