As the hockey world is buzzing around the NHL All-Star Game and its events in Nashville, this is the lull in the season for Flyers fans to get a little creative and take some more time to reflect on the season in its current state.
For the Flyers and their fans, that evaluation isn't always easy. After starting off January by moving to within two points of a playoff spot, the Flyers lost three straight games before getting an unlikely win in Washington to move to within five points of the final wildcard spot.
At this point, things could go in either direction and it could be a spring of actually seeing some playoff hockey or another year of looking ahead to the Draft while 16 other teams focus on the playoffs.
But project those thoughts to next season and the 2017 NHL All-Star game in Los Angeles. With a little positive thinking and daydreaming of days when the Flyers were the class of the East instead of fighting for their playoff lives and hovering around the line of teams that are playoff-worthy or in line for a Top-10 draft pick. With a little positive thinking and daydreaming, you can put yourself back in those days. Now do that with the 2017 Flyers.