Mike Sielski is a sports columnist for the Inquirer. The Associated Press Sports Editors named him the top sports columnist in America in 2015, and his work has been anthologized in "The Best American Sports Writing." The author of two books and a former reporter at The Wall Street Journal, he lives in Bucks County with his wife and two sons.

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The Flyers’ success this season was merely a matter of time | Mike Sielski

The Flyers weren’t ready to compete for a Stanley Cup until this season. Why? Their homegrown players needed something valuable: time.

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No, the Flyers should not trade Shayne Gostisbehere. Unless ... | Mike Sielski

An NHL team with aspirations of a playoff run can never have enough good defensemen. Dealing Ghost now doesn't make sense.

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Ryan Newman, his Daytona 500 crash, and the terror every speed demon tries to bury | Mike Sielski

They train themselves to put aside the danger of their sport. Then something like Monday happens.

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Former Phillies phenom and flame-out Domonic Brown has found himself, finally | Mike Sielski

He was supposed to be the franchise's next great player. Instead, he rediscovered his love of the game by teaching it.

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If the Flyers make the playoffs, they can thank the NHL’s silly points system | Mike Sielski

The Flyers have been piling up wins and points in overtime and shootouts. That’s why Tuesday’s regulation loss to the Islanders hurt so much.

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Flyers’ young defensemen are proving, and will prove, to be worth waiting for | Mike Sielski

Ivan Provorov, Travis Sanheim, and the rest still need time to grow. But they're getting to where the Flyers always hoped they'd be.

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Observations from Flyers’ 4-1 victory over Panthers: Important win, memories of rats | Mike Sielski

You have to give the Flyers their due after their victory over Florida at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Claude Giroux is in a slump, and his role is changing. An old Flyers captain understands. | Mike Sielski

“There’s a lot of runway left for him,” Dave Poulin said. But what will Giroux’s takeoff look like?

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Keith Jones and Craig Berube, hockey’s most powerful friendship | Mike Sielski

"Jonesy and Chief" were teammates with the Flyers and the Capitals. They're on top of their professions now. They're an odd couple with an unbreakable bond.