Where do the Flyers stand in each of the weekly polls?
TSN.ca has the Flyers ranked 7th this week, gaining one spot and passing Calgary. Their poll was updated on Monday.
Just how fortunate are the Flyers to still have Jeff Carter? The lanky pivot has obviously made his mark, scoring 34 goals in 52 games, but just as importantly, he's been able to log big minutes, playing over 20 minutes in seven straight games and helping to fill the weekend void created by Mike Richards' illness.
ESPN has the orange and black ranked exactly the same as TSN. Writer Jim Wilkie, who updated his poll on Monday too, provides a ton of insight in his comments.
Antero Niittymaki won't have the Thrashers to kick around for a while after improving to 4-0-0 this season and 13-0-0 in his career with Sunday's 3-2 victory.
CBS writer Wes Goldstein has the Flyers one spot off the pace of the other guys, throwing them in at 6th, up two spots from last week. Not sure why he insists on making negative comments on six of the top 10 teams, including us.
The Flyers power play isn't helping them on the road. Philadelphia's success rate on the PP is second best at home and 25th away.
Yahoo! has Philadelphia ranked 7th, up from 9th. Written by Ross McKeon, his poll was updated on Tuesday afternoon.
If it’s not depth on defense teams are looking for, it’s goaltending, and the Flyers probably fit into that group with Washington, Detroit and maybe Montreal. And speaking of depth on defense, the Flyers got ravaged by injuries against Pittsburgh in the conference finals. It’s hard to pinpoint needs throughout the postseason, but if there’s a d-man available, might as well grab him.
FOX Sports's Robert Picarello has the Flyers in 7th. Updated Monday.
The play of Jeff Carter allowed the Flyers to pick up four of a possible six points last week. The NHL's second-leading goal scorer recorded five points off two goals and three assists in the team's two wins.
Finally, The Hockey News has the in at 9th. They drop the two spots because he put Dallas at 7th and he ranked Calgary ahead of the Flyers. Most of the other guys put Calgary behind Philly. I know Dallas has really come on lately, but putting them 7th raises a few questions in my opinion.
Antero Niittymaki's continued hot play means it'll be interesting to see how many more taps he gets down the stretch.
Overall, the Flyers average a ranking of 7. That was probably obvious.