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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Nick Sirianni’s success will come down to one thing, and it’s not how well he coaches the Eagles | Mike Sielski

Win games? No, Sirianni and the Eagles have to win games in the right way, with the right quarterback.


The Eagles need a shakeup in their thinking. Their new coach has to be that catalyst. | Mike Sielski

If it keeps getting easier to score points in the NFL, why try so hard to score points? Why not go the other way?


The Flyers have to hope their bad night is just the beginning of good things for Morgan Frost | Mike Sielski

Frost isn’t just another prospect. He was the centerpiece of a major trade in 2017, which raises the stakes for his success.


The Flyers may not miss Sean Couturier that much. Which is a good thing. | Mike Sielski

This season's club looks much deeper than teams from years past, especially with Oskar Lindblom and Nolan Patrick healthy.


Joel Farabee and the Flyers had a big opening night. The signs hint there’s more to come. | Mike Sielski

He had a goal and four points, a standout performance that didn't surprise his college coach and shouldn't surprise anyone.

The Inquirer’s Flyers and NHL 2021 predictions

Our Flyers reporting team looks ahead to the abbreviated NHL season that's ready to get started.


The indestructible Ivan Provorov can be the Flyers’ greatest homegrown defenseman | Mike Sielski

He has played in all 337 of the Flyers' games since joining the team. He can win the Norris Trophy. His coach wants more from him.


The NHL makes its triumphant* return (*brought to you by Triumph Brewing Co.) | Mike Sielski

The NHL sold the naming rights to its divisions, and player will have ads on their helmets. Imagine how far this trend might go.


Donald Trump showed his true colors long ago, to Colin Kaepernick and the Eagles | Mike Sielski

What Trump did Wednesday is exactly what he was doing in the early years of his presidency, with Kaepernick and the Eagles, just now with more dire and damaging results.


Doug Pederson, Joe Judge, and the contradictions and hypocrisy around the Eagles’ tanking | Mike Sielski

The Giants have done it and used the same reason the Eagles could claim this year. And the Jets got criticized for not tanking when they blew their shot at the No. 1 draft pick.