So the wheels have really come off in Philly, eh? They’ve lost nine in a row (login info.). What’s going on with the Flyers? A lot of things. Injuries (Simon Gagne has shut it down for the season and I wonder if he’ll ever full recover from his concussion; Joffrey Lupul, Steve Downie and Derian Hatcher are also out). No one seems to be scoring. And perhaps, most significantly, Daniel Briere has struggled after a strong start to the season. He’s pointless in the past five games, and has just a goal and four assists for February. It’s not all on Briere, but he’s sure playing like it is.
Bob Ford seems pretty depressed about the whole thing, saying the Flyers need leadership from somebody. He’s talking about players but I don’t think it would be the worst thing in the world for coach John Stevens to step-up and get his team to focus.