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Flyers Continue To Struggle

from Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Paul Holmgren took his seat in the upper reaches of the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night and once again, just like you, he waited for the madness to end.

The Flyers came into the game against the New Jersey Devils having scored the fewest goals in the league, and exited it the same way. It is a team-wide slump that cost coach Peter Laviolette his job after just three games. It is a continuing problem that has nailed them to the bottom of an eight-team division that might advance only three teams to the playoffs. The season is still young, of course, but aging quickly.

"It doesn't make sense to me. We're all scratching our heads. I don't know what to call it, but we need to get out of it," the Flyers general manager said before the 3-0 loss. "It doesn't make sense with the people we have who have scored in the past, and not just one-hit wonders, but guys who have done it consistently. Right now, as a group, we're struggling."


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