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01-26-2012, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by CharlieGirl View Post
NHL standings at the end of play on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Teams ranked by points over .500 GP WOT LOT GF GA P
Philadelphia Flyers +21 50 33 3 17 5 174 130 71
Vancouver Canucks +20 49 30 4 19 9 163 120 69
Pittsburgh Penguins +16 50 31 5 19 4 154 114 66
Detroit Red Wings +16 48 29 9 19 6 163 142 64
Tampa Bay Lightning +16 51 31 11 20 5 154 154 67
Dallas Stars +14 49 29 8 20 5 144 136 63
Washington Capitals +13 50 27 6 23 9 140 128 63
Boston Bruins +12 49 27 2 22 7 150 111 61

NHL standings at the end of play on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Teams ranked by points over .500 GP WOT LOT GF GA P
New York Rangers +19 47 31 5 16 4 132 96 66
Boston Bruins +17 47 31 6 16 2 171 102 64
Detroit Red Wings +17 50 33 8 17 1 160 117 67
St. Louis Blues +16 49 29 3 20 7 124 102 65
Vancouver Canucks +15 49 30 7 19 4 158 122 64
Philadelphia Flyers +15 48 29 5 19 5 162 142 63
Chicago Blackhawks +14 50 29 7 21 6 162 144 64
Nashville Predators +14 50 30 6 20 4 140 127 64


Right....
Okay, and how did the Flyers do the rest of the season, down the stretch, and in the playoffs? Furthermore, it became obvious that a leadership void existed.

I know, how dare anyone speak ill of Mike Richards, right? I respect your opinion and actually think you're one of the best posters on this board. But listen, we get it, you've loved Richards since his days with Kitchener and will defend him against any and all detractors. I have nothing against him as a player and enjoyed the time he spent wearing a Flyers sweater, but it's obvious there was something wrong in that locker room and the team atmosphere had turned toxic. Richards and Carter were part of, if not THE, problem; they were regarded as cancers and summarily excised. If you want to say the rumors about their off-ice behavior were unsubstantiated, that's fine, but it's been well-documented both here and on other sites by certain people in the know that the rumors were, in fact, substantiated -- at least to the degree that the team's owner wanted both of them gone. It's a shame things had to unfold the way they did, but it happened, and there's plenty of blame to go around. Time to let bygones be bygones and move on.

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