In years past, July 1 was like a mini Christmas for the hockey world. Free agency brought out big contracts, massive payouts and exciting new names in new cities and jerseys. In recent years, free agency, especially for the Flyers, hasn’t been as exciting, and 2017 was no different.
When the Flyers ripped off ten straight wins, I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t convinced. Some part of me knew they were playing better than they were built. You’re probably thinking, “how convenient you’re writing this as they’re playing badly,” but sometimes that’s the way the world works.
It’s a tale as old as time.
No, not Beauty and the Beast (though Emma Watson as Belle? I’m in).
I’m talking about the Flyers having…how do I put this nicely? A big bag of “meh” in net.