5 Reasons Why Philadelphia Flyers Won’t Win This Season Without Major Changes

December 1st, 2014 by Brad Kurtzberg Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia Flyers are enduring a 1-7-1 slump and are now heading out west to take on some of the league's tougher opponents. While most NHL teams are never as bad as they are while they are on a losing streak, this year's Flyers team cannot make the playoffs as it is presently constituted. Here is a look at the top five reasons the Flyers need major changes if they hope to have a chance to be a winning team this season.

On paper, the Flyers were considered one of the more talented offensive teams in the league this season. The team, as it is presently constituted, cannot hope to qualify for the playoffs this season. Major changes are needed if the team hopes to salvage this season.

As of now, owner Ed Snider said he is not ready to strip this team down and begin a full rebuild. "I haven't given up on this year," Snider told Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer. "We're not the first team to go through a bad situation for a period of time. There's three-quarters of the season left, so ask me that in a couple months."

This list is based on the Flyers' performance so far this season, the talent available on the NHL and at the AHL leve ...

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