Until they commit to a real rebuild and do not short cut it like they did after firing Hextall, very little will change. I do not think that will happen under Comcast so my hope is they will sell to an ownership group that cares about hockey, understands hockey, cares about the Flyers and the fans. The team is not just a cash register.
Since the pandemic, I believe from reports Comcast has been losing money on the Flyers which never happened before. The fans have checked out, do not trust Comcast, have witnessed what Fletcher has done (like he did in MN) to damage the team and understand when you sign players like Risto, Hayes and Ellis to horrible contracts you are destroying the future.
The media has also finally turned on the Flyers; for decades under Snider and Comcast post-1996 there had been a cadre of local and national media that backed the Flyers and helped them retain the good reputation from the two Cup wins and the successful 1980s. People could still point to fairly recent success and the Flyers could still bully other teams with their money advantage.
Since the cap was implemented, the Flyers decline has been pretty steep with one year blips in 2008, 2010 and 2020. Their money advantage was eliminated and their major weaknesses in talent evaluation, acquisition and development along with their hockey operations management were exposed to the world. They still have not figured out how to ice a competitive roster within the cap structure and maintain it. Constantly, players, coaches, GMs are shifted in and out with no continuity or stability.
Finally, they decided to bring Hextall in to help usher in a new era. Hextall acquired quite a bit of good talent and got the cap situation under much better control. However, the Flyers had included a poison pill into this new era. They wanted the appearance of a rebuild, but not the reality of one i.e. several losing seasons missing the playoffs. Therefore, Hextall had the impossible task of trying to rebuild a franchise while simultaneously have a team competing for the playoffs every year. They made the playoffs 2 of the 4 years Hextall was GM, but lost in the 1st rd both times as expected for a rebuilding team.
Comcast stepped in, fired Hextall, hired Fletcher and have made the playoffs once in the last four seasons. Like you said, we traded away Voracek and Giroux which had to happen (and should have been done earlier if the Flyers had allowed a real rebuild) for limited value. The young talent have all regressed under Fletcher and the three coaches he has used (Gordon, Vigneault and Yeo). Older vets have been signed to stupid contracts to get us into "contentIon" quicker and our cap is again maxed out.