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12-16-2009, 12:49 AM
Tender Rip
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Less than half the season has been played, you're in a big time funk, are missing some players who maybe should not mean that much but sure make you harder to play, and you have just changed your coach.

Certainly, the talent level on the Flyers is far too high to be where you are now in standings, but the good part is that you are having this funk early enough that its unreasonable to expect the team not turning it around, and at the same time the East has just a small number of bonafide elite teams and a lot of mediocre ones. Case in point - two points out with two games in hand.
Flyers ought to be among the elite in the East performance wise, and probably will be again then the playoffs roll around.
Then the only problem will be that your poor performance now all but assures that you get a tough playoff matchup right off the bat, but with Pens and the Devils in the division, that risk was always high even if you'd been doing as you should.

Sure, most us Pens fans revel in your misfortune, but its far too early for the Flyers to go big time panicky with the conference standings being what it is, and considering what your core group has been doing over the past two years.

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