Philadelphia Flyers: Disappointment, Season Thoughts

The Philadelphia Flyers’ disappointing season ended on April 9th; after a few short days, media and players alike have put together their thoughts on the season.

Another season and no Stanley Cup breeds disappointment. The Flyers’ core shared their feeling with media Tuesday.

Wayne Simmond’s and Claude Giroux’s comments seem to prove the speculated rumors that Giroux wasn’t at a hundred percent during parts of the season.

Good Cop, Bad Cop?

Wayne Simmonds shared an interesting piece of information saying, he’s the bad cop in the locker room while Claude Giroux is the good cop.

Simmonds adds that he’s become more of a leader this season.

The Flyers will go younger on the blue-line next season.

Nick Schultz and Michael Del Zotto both stated they don’t expect to be back in Philadelphia and were thanked by Ron Hextall for their service to the team.  Both said that Hextall told them the organization wants to bring in the younger defensemen from the AHL.

“Had short and sweet meeting with Hexy. Team is moving in a different direction, which I knew. But I loved my time here. Tough day today. Pretty positive this is my last day at Skate Zone. It’s a bit of a tough day.” -Micheal Del Zotto.

“No surprise but confirmed to Schultz he won’t be back here. Will look for another opportunity before making a retirement decision.” Bill Meltzer

Shayne Gostisbehere

“Ghost” stole the show Tuesday with an interesting quote stating, “I decided to go out and have fun, make plays. I don’t care if I get yelled at.”  Gostisbehere spent time in the press box as a healthy scratch this season.   Interesting…

The Florida native also noted that he was a hundred percent healthy this season. Gostisbehere said he struggled with confidence but realized all he needed was to clear his mind.

Gostisbehere who played with both Sam Morin and Robert Hagg in their NHL debuts says they both belong in the NHL.

Flyers’ fans will be well receptive to this news as they’ve called for the younger defensemen to get their shot at the next level.