This team has no personality, I have never seen a Flyer team take such a beating on the scoreboard and just accept the beating. The old time teams would have sent a message for the next game ..a fight , a cheap shot , a bunch of big hits, roughing up Cindy and wiping that fruity smirk off his face . We have done nothing. I sure do miss Hartnell, and the more physical and exciting Flyers teams of the old days. We have a good nucleus, but we need some heart and soul players with grit and skill.
I can't figure out what happened to this bunch. Seriously. After 10 minutes they looked deflated.
Part of that is the Hakstol Effect. Part of that is talent...they can't finish offensively and self-deflate. That said, even Coach Dave admitted after the game he should have yanked Elliott, called a time out...and yes...told these people they are earning more in one year than most Americans earn in a lifetime and get off their arses.
It was an odd game to watch for me Howie... they came out flying and applying pressure but as soon as they go down 1-0 it was nothing short of a collapse. The penalties are absolutely killing this team and they need to stop with the stupid and lazy stick infractions. That Jake penalty - I almost destroyed my TV.
Maybe it is b/c I am getting older but I think the Flyers have made progress this year. The kids are getting valuable playoff experience right now and they have honestly