Less than 48 hours after the Phillies loss, the Eagles continued to struggle. The defense could be better if all you readers played instead of who's playing now. I hear they're looking for people who may or may not be able to tackle.The offense can't punch in anything inside the 20s, and Vick has been much less than many of his expectations. The Eagles fell to 1-4, and do not look to have a bright future.
So I offer some advice. If you haven't already done so, turn your attention to the Flyers. I know they made some moves in the offseason that left people, myself included, mystified. Cater - gone, Richards - gone. Bryzgalov signed a huge deal to hopefully fill the goalie void that has been unfilled since the departure of Ron Hextall. But this team has the potential to capture our attention, and capture it fast. The team looks loaded on offense. Giroux, JVR, Simmonds, Briere will provide much of the scoring. Hopefully JVR can leave off where he left off last year's playoffs.
New pieces have arrived. Jagr will bring a presence that really hasn't been felt here in Philly for a while. A very established offensive threat who hasn't been in the NHL for 3 years. Simmonds is a very big young player who can really make an impact on the powerplay parking that big body in front of the net. Schenn will be brought up during the season, and has the potential to be one of the next great NHL players. Bryzgalov will hold down the goalie position and allow for Bobrovsky to develop his skills. Pronger, the new Captain, will be a vocal, and physical leader for this team, and has the drive and passion to really help the Flyers stay consistent throughout the year.
I am not saying that the Flyers will win the Stanley Cup, or even the Atlantic Division. They will struggle. All of these new pieces may take time to develop a chemistry that allows them to play the type of fast paced hockey that has made Peter Laviolette successful with his Philly teams. However, what I am saying is that this team will not disappoint. They will entertain us with their tough up tempo style of hockey.
So Flyers to the rescue. They have a chance tonight to be 3-0 for the 11th time in their storied franchise history. And hopefully we can find ourselves rooting for another Philadelphia parade in June.
LETS GO FLYERS!