Philadelphia Flyers: The Force Is Strong With This One

March 23rd, 2010 by Ronnybrook Leave a reply »
You remember that scene in Revenge Of The Sith?

You know the one where, after coming out on the wrong end of a light saber duel with Obi Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker finds himself dragging his body from the lava pits of the planet Mustafar, missing an arm, both legs, and covered in burns to over 150 percent of his body?

Kinda seems like an appropriate metaphor for the Flyers these days, doesn’t it?

Yesterday’s unexpected news of Jeff Carter’s injury (a broken foot, out 3-4 weeks) would seem a fatal blow to a team already reeling from the loss of its two starting goaltenders for the remainder of the regular season.

The Flyers find themselves entering a critical juncture of their season without the team’s leading scorer, leaving their fortunes in the hands of Brian Boucher (the third goalie on the Flyers depth chart) and a crop of forwards that have been, to put it kindly, maddeningly inconsistent for much of the regular season.

A calamity of this magnitude at such a late stage in the year has the Flyers clawing their way out of their own personal lava pit, laying upon the smoking ruins of a season wh ...

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