Right now, things are good in Flyerland.
Three wins in three games to open an eight-game road trip have the Flyers climbing slowly but surely back into the playoff picture. The Flyers sit six points back of a playoff spot at the moment. Just in time for a break.
I'm using this week's column to kill two birds with one stone. With Christmas falling on Thursday, we're not having a mailbag tomorrow, but an interesting question was presented following Tuesday night's 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.
The Flyers were rolling before an extended break in early November and the layoff set off a massive stretch of losing - 1-8-1 in 10 games - before the Flyers recent turnaround - 6-1-3 in their last 10 games. Now back into a rhythm, is there concern that the Flyers will return from this break in similar fashion?