Ive been pretty critical lately of the Flyers style of hockey. I miss the passion and fire of past teams. I have not changed my POV one bit, but I will have to say thar last nights game was damn fun to watch.
The goal onslaught at the end was fun, but the way they skated and passed was impressive. They were beating the leafs to the puck in their zone and keeping up pressure.
I still want more agression, but this style of play is a nice alternative. Way to punish that as
LOL Yeah, I think that was predictable going in and didn't like it at all.
I think we actually pretty much agree (which makes sense, considering). I can't fathom what the options are, but I'm not sure Jake and JVR actually fit the team anymore. I don't have answers if that's the case, and I think the Flyers just need to find a way to make them work. The stated reason from AV was to let the three vets figure themselves out, but it seems to me it was throwing square pegs against r
I'm still leery of the "leadership group" and smarting from their seven years of abject failure* but one does need to give credit where it is due. And it is due. They're playing well.
And, of course, if the playoffs started today, we'd all be very, very surprised.
* don't @ me bro! 👺
I thought Giroux was very good last night, leading by example: being hard on the puck, tenacious, back checking like mad and killing it in the face off circle. And scoring the game winner, of course.
But in my opinion the true leader of this group is Coots. He's the beast I always knew he would be. #absolutebeast
This is a good point. They don't fit and it is glaringly obvious. It's up to them, especially as individuals making that kind of coin, along with the coaching staff, to try to get them to fit into the lineup and the "vibe" of the team, which is suddenly very young. You can see this with Jake. He's trying to be a leader, you can see him on the bench telling the kids how to play - I noticed it last game, he was kind of barking at someone, Lindblom maybe. Anyway, I remember thinking: dude, just sh