The Philadelphia Flyers have found the wrong kind of consistency, losing in pitiful fashion to the Boston Bruins.
At a certain point, there are no words. The Philadelphia Flyers lost again, this time a 3-0 shellacking at the hands of the Boston Bruins, extending their streak of winless games to ten. The Flyers came out strong effort-wise, and Wayne Simmonds took out his frustration in a fight with a masochistic Bruin. But the execution never came around, and the Flyers simply couldn’t break through with a goal.
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In previous games, the Flyers’ poor play could be somewhat excused by fatigue after playing five games in eight days. The same could not be said of last night, given that the team was coming off of three full days of rest.
To make matters worst, Dave Hakstol continued his trend of blaming the Flyers’ struggles on the young players, who happen to be the most talented players on the roster. Travis Konecny found himself glued to the bench for a large chunk of the third, and while he’d made a number of sloppy turnovers, he was also one of the few Flyers skaters generating any offense whatsoever.
More to the point, the veterans which Hakstol has apparently deemed to be infallible are as much of a problem as the young guns. This winless streak has been a team-wide effort, and the sooner Hakstol realizes that, the better prepared the Flyers will be to end it.
Yes, I realize this recap has devolved into yet another rant about Hakstol. But we’re quickly getting to the point where the team cannot afford to expect things to get better. Something needs to change, and fast.