Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Comcast SportsNet Provides Expanded Coverage of the Sixers and Flyers Picks in the 2013 NBA and NHL Drafts

Fans can Tune into Network’s News and Talk Programs and log onto for Complete Coverage



PHILADELPHIA (June 26, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet, the home of the Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Flyers, will provide expanded coverage of the 2013 NBA and NHL Drafts taking place on Thursday, June 27 and Sunday, July 1, respectively. The network’s talk and news programs, Philly Sports Talk, SportsNite and SportsRise, will have reports from Sixers Insider Dei Lynam and Flyers Insider Tim Panaccio, as well as analysis from a variety of experts leading up to the drafts, and a full recap after the picks.


Draft Central: Sixers

Comcast SportsNet will break down the Sixers draft projections throughout the week in Philly Sports Talk, SportsNite and SportsRise.  Extended coverage will be provided by Sixers Insider Dei Lynam and Ron Burke on Draft Day, Thursday, June 27.  Once the Sixers pick, fans can log onto to for immediate reaction and analysis. Fans can voice their opinion by using the hashtag #SixersTalk.


Draft Central: Flyers

John Boruk and Flyers Insider Tim Panaccio will provide NHL Draft day coverage in SportsNite and SportsRise on Sunday, July 1.  Hockey analyst Al Morganti will join Boruk and Panaccio to recap the 2013 NHL Draft during Draft Central: Flyers, airing on Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m. and replaying at 11:30 p.m. Additional replays of Draft Central: Flyers will air on Tuesday, July 2 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, July 3 at 8 p.m. The trio will break down the Flyers’ moves and look ahead to the 2013-14 season. Fans can join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #FlyersTalk.


Digital/Social Media will have extensive online coverage of both the Sixers and Flyers drafts.  Dei Lynam (@DLynamCSN) will cover the Sixers Draft. Fans can follow Tim Panaccio (TPanotchCSN), John Boruk (JohnBorukCSN) and Sarah Baicker (@SBaickerCSN), on Twitter for all the Flyers Draft news.


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