Bob Clarke prepared this team for the pre-lockout era NHL, he didn't really do anything to address the needs of the flyers at the trade deadline. The players he went out and got were nowhere near what the team really needed, Gauthier and Dimitrakos? Then earlier in the year, Petr Nedved, who has been struggling the entire year and really, is a waste of a trade. Did Bob just lose the sheet that shows how many centre's he had on the roster? That's just not smart.
The flyers lacked overall team speed and just didn't get much scoring from all 4 lines, could barely get any from 1 line. Bob Clarke should go, but since the owner has such a hard on for Bobby boy, i doubt it will ever happen.
The Hatcher & Rathje signing and not to mention Pilon Therrien...pretty bad signings if you look at it now, sure they were great at the time, but all it did was slow the team the hell down.