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10-26-2010, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Cartsiephan View Post
As much as I come across as a boorish a-hole I have been a Flyers fan since my youth and was around as a kid to watch the Flyers Cups in the 70's and really be a more involved fan during the 80's, going to games regularly with my dad, suffered the early 90's and the progression into the 2000 season post-1997 embarrassment. In all my years of watching Flyers teams I never remember a bunch of guys who did not come to play every night.

I can take the losses, just don't come out and play for 20 minutes and then say that it just was not the night, that the ref made some poor calls or the goalie got hot. Good teams overcome that.
Agreed, Columbus got away with quite a bit in their own end. In all seriousness the powerplay has been terrible, so I'm not sure why they think that is an excuse. It boils down to effort and discipline. They didn't get pucks in deep and they took stupid penalties. That kind of effort isn't going to get you very far in the standings.

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