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


May 21, 2019

Opinion

Al Morganti: Gabe Kapler has Phillies expecting to contend for rest of season

It seems incredible that Memorial Day is nearly here, but at this point it will be incredible if the Phillies are not in the same spot or better come Labor Day.

May 8, 2019

Opinion

Al Morganti: If Sixers go out, they must go out fighting — not making excuses

The Philadelphia 76ers will arrive at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night facing elimination against the Toronto Raptors, but the real opponent will be found in a mirror. From coach Brett Brown, to star Joel Embiid, to Ben Simmons, the Sixers have to face their own issues.

April 23, 2019

Opinion

Al Morganti: Would Kate Smith statue still be standing if Ed Snider were alive?

There is no doubt here that under Snider the Flyers would not have buckled under the pressure that came with the decision by the Yankees. However, Comcast deals in a much bigger, much more complicated world.

April 9, 2019

Opinion

Al Morganti: Flyers close to breaking point with the loyalty of their fans

There are not many fan bases in all of American sports as loyal as the people who buy everything black and orange and pack whatever building serves as home base for the Philadelphia Flyers.

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.

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