Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/21/13
Not Yet!  Flyers fans were all happy to see the end of another ugly and un-fan-friendly strike.  Maybe they wish it could have gone on a few days longer.  The 2013 NHL regular season is ‘only’ 48 games this season.  Every point will be critical if the Flyers want to get back to the playoffs. Starting off the season 0-2 is not good by any stretch but it is probably not time to panic just yet.  But make no mistake about it there can be no long losing streaks like the Flyers have had in past seasons if the expect to go to the  playoffs.  All teams know that every game is critical and there will be no ‘give-me’ games. 0-2 is not the end of the world but 0-4 or 0-5 might be.  There are to many good teams to mess around like other seasons.  Part of the problem is the 4 of the next 5 Flyers games are on the road in tough places to win like NJ and NY. The Flyers will need to go at least .500 over that stretch of games if they want to not be in panic mode when they have their nice February home
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