This is just a short note to everyone on the morning of this, the Flyers' finest hour in this Godforsaken season.
Let's be positive and focus on winning tonight. A Flyers win in regulation draws that thick bottom line below the 8th seed. In other words, the Flyers, Bruins, and Canadiens all clinch, and the Rangers are done. And then we can sit back and enjoy the game on Sunday.
While Phil Sheridan made a case for the Flyers to miss the playoffs in his article today, he also showed us why it would be a good thing for the Flyers to get in. And he, like all of us, waxed fondly about the 2007-08 team. But let us remember how that team - like this one - came dangerously close to missing the playoffs before heating up at the right time and getting some help. And we all know what happened from there.
I'm not saying that if the Flyers get into the playoffs, all of their ills are cured. I won't even say that if they somehow win a round or two. I'm just saying that we should enjoy what remains of the season and go into tonight's game knowing that the Flyers can get the job done if they "play the game the right way." (/Wheels)
Let's Go, Flyers!