Mike Sielski is a sports columnist for the Inquirer and Daily News. The Associated Press Sports Editors named him the top sports columnist in America in 2015. The author of two books, he lives in Bucks County with his wife and two sons.

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Carter Hart’s biggest test down the stretch may come from the Flyers themselves | Mike Sielski

If the Flyers want to make the playoffs, they have no choice but to play their young goalie. And keep playing him.

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LeBron James? Tom Brady? Sidney Crosby? No. The most powerful force in sports is Cap Space | Mike Sielski

Cap Space is never more important than it is right now. Cap Space attracts great players and changes teams’ fortunes. Cap Space gets it done.

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Joel Embiid says he always plays hard. The Sixers need him to start playing smart. | Mike Sielski

Embiid leaped into the stands to save a loose ball against the Knicks. It was the wrong time and opponent to take such a risk.

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Phillies exec Bryan Minniti has Matt Klentak’s ear, and an unusual backstory | Mike Sielski

At 39, Minniti is young in the game and has power within the franchise. But he’s not a stereotypical stat geek, either.

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With Bryce Harper and Manny Machado unsigned, John Middleton can still look smart for saying something ‘stupid’ | Mike Sielski

At a time when major-league clubs are reluctant to spend big, Middleton’s admission that the Phillies were open for business put them in a strong position.

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Carson Wentz a villain? In this age of ‘narratives,’ the Eagles QB was bound to become one. | Mike Sielski

It’s easy to create “good guys” and “bad guys” in sports coverage today. And in Nick Foles, the Eagles already had a hero.

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Carter Hart has made the Flyers better pretty much by himself | Mike Sielski

The Flyers have been a better team not just with Hart, but primarily — not exclusively, but primarily — because of Hart.

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As Phillies eye Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, a look back at when Matt Klentak signed Albert Pujols | Mike Sielski

Matt Klentak was just 31, and less than a month into his job as the Angels' assistant general manager, when his new team made a signing that shocked Major League Baseball.

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Villanova’s season was on the brink. Here’s a look at the change that saved it. | Mike Sielski

Jay Wright had to cast aside the notion of “balance” and lean on his two top players, Phil Booth and Eric Paschall. It's not the first time he's done something like that.

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If you root for the Eagles, there’s only one team you should root for in the Super Bowl | Mike Sielski

If the Rams win, it’s no big deal. But if the Patriots win, it enhances the significance and legacy of the Eagles' accomplishment last year.