In Philadelphia every game left of this hockey season has become a "do-or-die" flight or plight to reach the playoffs.
At a time like this, when the Philadelphia Flyers are making a playoff run and starting to show signs that they can indeed make this year's playoffs, the thoughts of years past can creep up. Thoughts on inconsistency and the recurring problems that have caused this team to have losing stretches this season that have hurt the team as much as their five wins on the most recent six-game homestand helped.
An inconsistent team is not a fun team to watch. It creates anxiety. Inconsistency in the system could keep this team in a state of dread.
The Flyers are not yet the best team in the league, or the conference, or the division for that matter, but they can establish strong cohesiveness and consistent play with disciplined teamwork and committed support. And if they achieve this, they should win enough games to get into this year’s playoffs.