By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP)
The week-long break that comes to an end tonight could not have come at a better time for the Philadelphia Flyers. Losers of four straight and owners of a 1-7-0 record following last Thursday’s embarrassing 4-1 home defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia was a team in total disarray.
After all, Philadelphia’s early-season NHL rankings are an exclamation point to just how inept the squad has been thus far: 30th in points in the standings (2); 29th on the power play (3-33, 9.1%); 29th in goals scored (11 in eight games, a paltry 1.3 per game); 24th in goals-against (24).
After an exhibition season that Ed Snider called “the worst training camp in my 47 years”, things didn’t get any better once the real games commenced. As a matter of fact, the club’s start out of the gates pretty much followed suit with Snider’s description of camp.
Their 1-7-0 record is the worst the Flyers have had after eight games, falling under the previous lo...