Hell, when the FLYERS were in the SCF against the Hawks, the last thing I wanted to do with my late May evening was watch hockey. Sun is out, BBQ, camping, beach season and I'm supposed to care about HOCKEY??
Simple solution. Start the season in September, say the 15th. Back to school, vacation is over, back to hockey. That backs things up almost an entire month, so playoffs would be done by end of April.
Sure I'm concerned that Giroux is 32. But I'm not worried about Couturier being 27. Niskanen is only here for a couple seasons until the plethora of talented defencemen coming up mature. JVR is hopefully taken in the expansion draft...that's how much of a conerstone he is (YOU already know how valuable he is...his last team let him walk for nothing). Our top scorer is 22. Our top goal scorer was 23 but he's a ? due to cancer. We have a 2nd overall pick who's due to come bac
I'm the same, really. I love the Flyers and watch them to be entertained. In past years, I'd watch no matter what the score was or how boring the game was.
But ever since Hex/Hak took over, I found myself tuning out for large parts of games and seasons, honestly. I'd rather write music or go to the gym or go out with friends.
If we can make the playoffs this year, and show some real competitiveness, that will go a long way to rekindling my interest!!