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.
Another early golfing year for the Orange and Black. It feels weird to say that as I grew up in a time when the Flyers were perennially fighting in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But recently, missing the postseason has been all too common.
Though the Flyers eventually missed the playoffs, they did have some memorable parts of the year and also some parts many fans would rather forget.
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.