Islanders head coach Barry Trotz praises the Flyers after 9-0 loss

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 27: Head coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders speaks with a linesman prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Coliseum on February 27, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 27: Head coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders speaks with a linesman prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Coliseum on February 27, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Following last night’s horrible loss against the Rangers, the New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz made some comments on the Philadelphia Flyers ahead of their matchup tonight.

According to NHL.com’s Adam Kimelman, Islanders head coach Barry Trotz said “That was not the Philadelphia Flyers I know” when he was asked about Philadelphia’s 9-0 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night. Can’t say fans feel that way.

Last night looked absolutely horrible for the team, and hopefully, the team can move on from that and start to trend upwards.

Trotz continued, “I prepare for a very good Flyers team that has a lot of depth at forward. They can score goals”. It’s certainly a good thing that the 58-year-old veteran NHL head coach isn’t sleeping on Philadelphia, especially after the game they played on Wednesday versus the Rangers. But a very good team? Really? Thanks for the kind words.

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Coming back from the 9-0 loss hopefully will prove to be an easy one and the team will get themselves two points tonight. It’s not going to be exactly easy considering the Islanders have played extremely well this season.

In a shortened season, every game matters if Philadelphia wants to go to the playoffs. While that future looks bleak, it’s possible they can turn it around but they have to fix a lot of problems within the team first.

With the NHL trading deadline coming up, we’ll just have to wait and see what kind of moves, if any, President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Chuck Fletcher, will make.

It’s a waiting game, for now, folks. It’s good that Barry Trotz speaks highly of Philadelphia, though.