Last nights game really hurt. No D, always backing up. The "zone" type O is not working. O works best when they charge the net and swarm. Everyone in the league knows the flowers weakness and we only went top shelf a few times on him. twice scored. Waugh!
Self destructing. Tough part of season. Tough part of schedule. Tough road trip. But the blame is all on the style of play. Need to attack more and try to win instead of laying back trying not to lose. Yes the defense is hurting so now is the time to become more offensive. Waugh!
Since the baby Pens are in my backyard I also like the Pens. Daughter is a big Pens fan and Son is a big Fliers Phan. I don't like the fact they play in the same division. If the meet in the playoffs I wish it would be for the division to see who is going to beat the other division for the cup. But I just don't think the flyers are ready for a deep run. Hopefully they can hang on and at least make the playoffs.
Goalies like QBs are only as good as the line in front of them. In football it is the O line and in hockey it is the D like. There are only a handfull of goalies or quarterbacks that can keep you close without the help of the line in front of them.
Look at that poor kid that was drafted to play for Cleveland. With a line like that You would start drinking. Waugh!
When the Flyers got Bobrosky in his "rookie" season he was outstanding with talk about the Veniza trophy. Sadly he only played about half of the games because the Flyers thought Bouche was good(for some reason they cut + rehired him 3xs). Then the following year they make a deal(?) for Mr. Universe and relegated Bob to back -up. Well we all saw what happened when Mr Universe imploded but instead of promoting Bob they trade him to the Blue Jackets for Mason who fizzled. Meanwhile Bob has won a Veniza and has been in the running just about every year since..... and we are still spinning the wheel.
Agreed... between them and Tampa I don't think we've won a game in our latest rebuilding effort(when will it stop !). It wasn't too long ago that we owned Wells Fargo "west" ! Different coach and different youngsters(remember they blew up the team with the Richards/Carter trades). I think there is only 3-4 players left from that time period.
And here we are with one game for us to go and we need to at least take it to overtime and pick up one lousy point. If we lose we need Fla to lose one of their last two games. I just can believe fla has knocked off the best team in each conference back to back. Boston now needs a win so maybe we still have hope. Waugh!