Philadelphia Flyers: Are They the New Islanders?

December 22nd, 2009 by Bill Sudell Leave a reply »
After another lackluster effort against Florida, the Flyers find themselves with 14 losses in their last 17 games. Consider some of these staggering facts for the team The Hockey News picked to win the Stanley Cup:

32 points in 35 games. Only Carolina has fewer in the NHL (And now the Flyers starting goalie is a guy the 'Canes released earlier this month) Mike Richards and Jeff Carter lead the Flyers with 27 points which is tied for 56TH in the NHL. Seven points out of the final playoff spot in the East Five goals in the last four games and 18 in 11 December contests One win and 14 goals scored in their last eight homes games (eight goals scored in the seven losses) No first round pick in 2010 (Traded to Anaheim) Not much has changed since John Stevens was let go on December 4. While Peter Laviolette's post-game press conferences may be more exciting, the product on the ice sure looks the same.
No effort. No urgency. No structure. No.....nothing.
The atmosphere in the Wachovia Center Monday night was unlike any I've seen at a Flyers home game in years. The fans were unusually quiet until the third period when the mob turned ugly. One fan had a ...

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