New York Islanders Fall Again in Metro Power Rankings
The Philadephia Flyers are exactly what we thought they were. I fell like an ex-Arizona Cardinals coach saying it. But the Flyers aren’t anything more or less than what was expected of them.
But with that being said there’s still upside to be had within this Flyers that’s right in the thick if things within the Metropolitan Division.
For one this team is getting underwhelming goaltending. The duo of Mason and Neuvirth hasn’t been great. The Flyers are dead last in save percentage in the league with a .871 SV%. These two are better than this. And by the end of the season, this save percentage will be rectified.
Even with bad goaltending, though, the Flyers are still winning. Thanks to their veteran forwards producing according to their pay scale.
The was a dig at Jakob Voracek. Just fresh off an eight-year $66 million dollar contract the then 26-year-old forward had a down year with 55 points.
Fast-forward to this year and Voracek is leading the team with 15 points. Not to mention Mark Streit’s 10 points. And rookie Travis Konecky’s none points. Oh, and Giroux, Simmonds, and Gostisbehere have a combined 36 points.
And the Flyers are right in the thick of things in the Metro for it. So when that goaltending gets sorted out the Flyers might surprise a few.