Up and Down: The 2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers

December 29th, 2009 by lyndon juden-kelly Leave a reply »
As the year progresses further and further into its schedule, Flyers fans such as myself are left trying to get a feel for a team that has yet to establish a true identity.

For the first month or so I felt as though we would get a true indication by the 20-game mark. As the 20-game mark came and went, I thought the 30-game mark would give a clearer indication of what this team is capable of. As the 30-game mark came and went and still the desire to see this team perform the way I know they are capable remained unquenched, I left the deadline for proper evaluation of this team until the New Year, or as we see it in the hockey world, 'The Winter Classic'.

At a quick glance, the team is hurting; 38 points in 38 games and a mediocre 18-18-2 record to boot. They are two points out of a playoff spot and have four teams to jump to acquire the eighth and final playoff position.

At home they are 9-9-2. On the road The Flyers are 9-9-0, and despite their poor performance as of late, they have strung together three wins in a row.

In 21 career starts for The Flyers as starting goaltender, Ray Emery has been strong with an 11-8-1 re ...

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