The Flyers entered the break on a rough stretch, but still in solid playoff position. Some thoughts for after the All Star Break.
Hart is gone and isn't coming back, certainly not this year even if by some miracle he’s acquitted. The Flyers could be fishing in the trade market for a goalie. Whether that’s a long term starter, co-starter with Errson, or just a better back up, they could use one.
The offense seems down a tick from earlier in the season. Missing Tippett hurts, but TK has cooled as well. Couturier has got to round into form and play to his offensive potential.
The trade deadline is March 8th. What happens in the next month will decide whether we’re selling on guys like Walker and Seeler or looking for another goalie to bolster our depth there. Other than that, I expect us to stand firm unless an offer we can’t refuse is made for TK or Atkinson. I’d be pretty shocked to see a big acquisition.
Hopefully they can continue to play entertaining games and get to the playoffs and get some playoff experience for the younger players.