Also, while I pretty much agree with this statement, I also take exception to it. This team makes no sense in which they put themselves in positions to come from behind where it takes a hardened team with a lot of heart to win some of the key games they pulled through. A shut down d-man would lessen this...or at least help with games like tonight, where if you're already ahead by a lot, you just maintain. The team in 2009-10 was scrappy as shit and had no business being in the playoffs, but got it done and took it to the Finals. This team has glimpses of that team, but haven't fully committed...and need a fucking legit #1 Defenceman...or at least a #2 bordering #1. There is plenty of offense coming from all over, just no one to clear the paint and get the pucks out.
that islanders team is what the flyers have been trying to do for years. alot of good young talent, with some good veterans. plus the islanders made great defensive pickups in the offseason. i envy the maturity of their young players and the desire of the old guys to make the young guys better.