UPDATE 9:48am Well that didn’t take long! Right after this poll went up, Peter Laviolette’s firing was announced.
Although Steve Mason struggled in Columbus — who didn’t? — he is not far removed from his Calder-winning rookies season. At the young age of 24, Mason posted a .944 SV% and .190 GAA in seven games as a Flyer. One could argue that he has had the best numbers of any Philly netminder since Roman Cechmanek, everyone’s favorite unibrowed Czech. Can he keep up the pace?
It’s been an exciting start to the Stanley Cup Playoffs so far. It’s been a while since Flyers fans haven’t had a personal investment to start the playoffs, so most are getting to watch as just a fan of the game. There have been a number of very exciting series, but which has been your favorite?
With the Flyers opting (yes…opting…that was it) not to participate in this year’s playoffs, and after a great first night of playoff hockey last night, there are a lot of great storylines. Do you root for a team out West? A former Flyer? An underdog? Who do you want to win the Stanley Cup this year?
With an 0-3 record to begin the year, there is a fair amount to potentially be worried about. The Flyers have managed only three goals for and eleven goals against in those three games. Both the power play and penalty kill have seen their struggles. Now, with Hartnell’s injury, (and Schenn’s suspension, in the short term), the depth will be tested. What is your biggest concern about the Flyers at the moment?