Flyers season running down to the merciful end and the blame is simple. Dead last in goals allowed. Offense is OK, but they cant stop the other team from scoring.
Going to be a tough offseason, we have an old core that is aging past their prime and using up most of the salary cap. Some number of Giroux, JVR, Voracek, Hayes and Couturier have to go. Riding them to the bottom seems like, well, Phillies 2013 thinking. Shame, I wanted to see the guys that have been here awhile stay. All of them would still bring back something, G and Coots probably bringing back the biggest return.
Hate to see it, but the Ghost drama must end. He has been on the trade block for 3 seasons, time to just be done with it.
Move forward, have another bad season, bring people up, bring in a goalie coach to help Hart (no idea who our Goalie coach is, but he is about to be unemployed I assume), look at the defense structure and make changes. I know we have alot of young defensemen, but they really are not getting the job done, we need leadership in that room I fear (or something).
I doubt 2022 will be much better given the number of issues exposed, especially when you consider we were fairly healthy most of the season. Maybe a few surgical moves can change things, this team looked good before its Covid break, but it collapsed afterward.