Last night, the Flyers ended their season in the Wells Fargo Center against the Ottawa Senators. The 4-2 loss brought their season record to 25-46-11. This was one of the worst seasons in Flyer’s history, and the worst season I ever watched. With multiple losing streaks, a coach getting fired, and various injuries, it could have not been much worse.
What will the future bring? Are the Flyers going to rebuild? Will there be a new coach? What will be the move from Chuck Fletcher this summer? All of those questions should be answered in the next few months, and it could be interesting.
From what I heard during the final interviews, some positivity is expected next year. Sean Couturier said in his presser that “It was a year to forget, but hopefully learn from it.”
Travis Konecny, who was disappointed in his season, said that his season was “unacceptable, and [he] wants to come back and do more next year.”
During the exit interviews, we could hear some players admit how bad the season was, which is something that we can expect them to say. Some players also provided insight into their team and personal expectations for the road ahead. As Konecny said, he must be better as a player. He even had a “meeting” with Briere where they looked at some analytics to help him improve. It’s a step in the right direction, but we will have to see what he can do next season if he is not traded.
Atkinson’s interview was interesting, and it’s not surprising to start seeing him as a fan favorite. He knows that the fans need something better: “What an embarrassment it was for the fans, the organization, the fans.”
Only time will tell what the next step is moving to next season, but it has been made clear that the expectations are high. What will be the plan this summer? Only time will tell!
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