Oh my…something needs to happen
Let’s see what do I see wrong with the Flyers. Richards is a player that does not pass the puck. Carter is a player that does not pass the puck. Giroux is a player that passes the puck all the time. None of them are playing like NHL centers. NHL centers are unpredictable. The Flyers top 3 centers are playing a very predictable game on every shift. Richards is trying to out stickhandle every player on the ice. Carter tries to score every time he touches the puck by shooting – regardless of where his players are on the ice. Giroux tries to stickhandle and make the perfect pass on every shift.
Here is what needs to happen. As a group the Flyers have to announce that none of the players want to be considered for the Olympic team of their country. Everyone is playing individual hockey to rack up numbers for the Olympics.
This can happen in a simple way. Pronger should step up and suggest this. The most important goal for this season is to make the playoffs and winning the Stanley Cup – not the Olympics or the Winter Classic. I will bet that once the Olympic rosters are named officially, that the Flyers calm down and play the game as a team. I just hope it is not too late.