Jeff Carter To Blame for Philadelphia Flyers’ Three Game Losing Streak?

November 24th, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »

When the Philadelphia Flyers departed on their five game road trip expectations were high, and rightly so. Up to that point, the Flyers had amassed a very impressive 11-5-1 record, good enough for third in the Atlantic Division and 11th overall in the NHL standings.

Fast forward to game four of the five game road trip and the Flyers are now tied with the New York Islanders and New York Rangers for third place in the Atlantic Division (or last, depending on how you look at it) with 25 points, 17th overall in the NHL standings.

Mired in a three game losing streak, tying their season high of three loses in October, I gotta ask the question: “What’s the dilly in Philly”?

Well, there are plenty of reasons for the Flyers' fall. Poor defensive coverage, missed assignments, average goaltending, injuries, fatigue, and, perhaps, a little overconfidence.

Now, one player can never be blamed for a team's trials and tribulations, but, upon further review, it appears as if Flyers superstar Jeff Carter has struggled on this road trip and, as it turns out, for most of the season.

As I already stated, no one player is responsible f ...

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