It’s certainly been a tough ride for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Orange and black have lost nine consecutively and fired their coach on Monday morning.
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With that, the team has dropped in ESPN.com’s latest strength rankings, from 23rd to 25th.
Yes, it’s hard to believe that there are actually seven teams in worse form than the Flyers, but perhaps this change in coaching will help turn the tide.
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Remember, they went on a 10-game unbeaten run in the 2007-08 season and made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. The season they won 10 games in a row (2016-17), they missed out on the knockout stages.
So, what’s the biggest surprise with the teams currently on the leaderboard? According to NHL ESPN.com writer Kristen Shilton, it’s a combination of offenses.
Flyers have been surprisingly average in the face of so much potential. After 23 games, Philadelphia hasn’t had a player score more than 10 goals, and it’s one of the NHL’s lowest scoring clubs despite names like Claude Giroux, Orange Atkinson and Travis Konecny have plenty of kick time. Having one of the least successful teams in the league (14.3%) is also shocking.
She’s right, we know the Flyers don’t have an AD carry, but they have some guys who can score as a team, but in this losing streak the Flyers have barely managed to get two goals per game.
Their upcoming schedule features a number of matches they could look to win, to end this miserable streak and who knows, maybe even start a win.
They are in three road games in New Jersey, Vegas and Arizona before hosting the Devils on December 14.
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