What happened to my Flyers?
Where is the team that we saw in LA? What happened to that injury-depleted-but-gritty bunch who forced mighty Washington to a shootout?
They certainly didn’t make an appearance at the Wachovia Center when Sidney Crosby brought the struggling Pens to town. And the change of climate in Tampa Bay didn’t draw any fight from the Flyers either.
Captain Mike Richards summed it up beautifully in his post-game comments. The Lightning came prepared to play; the Flyers didn’t. The Flyers actually looked remarkably like the team that dropped the first six games of the season. The Floundering Flyers.
Can Richards’ comments reignite this team, transforming them back into the Fiery Flyers? Or will this be a repeat of last year’s All-Star slump?
Tune in to tonight’s matchup in Miami for the answers . . .