Philadelphia Flyers Hot Leading Up To Winter Classic

December 28th, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark "The Hard Hitter" Ritter

For the most part, December has been a month the Philadelphia Flyers would like to forget.

Through the first 10 games of December the Flyers “earned” themselves a record of 2-7-1 and, in the process, at one point, dropped all the way down to 29th overall in the NHL standings.

Over that gruesome 10-game period the Flyers had been all but abandoned by their fans with some even going as far as to wear paper bags over their heads at home games. Newly-hired coach Peter Laviolette was supposed to be the Flyers savior but, thus far, has received a luke-warm reception, which is fair considering the Flyers' lack of results.

Through all the poor play there was always the resonating sound of dressing room angst and power struggles, something that took its toll on the players, especially Mike Richards and Chris Pronger, two players that were thought to be the key cogs in the Flyers leadership issues and debate.

Many of the Flyers players seemingly lost their desire to play in December. Void of emotion and often playing uninspired hockey, the Flyers looked out of sync and, as the month went by, ...

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