There was some light at the end of that tunnel, though, as at the end the team welcomed Liam Idzi - who has cerebral palsy - and his family to the ice, and spent some time with him.
(That's his little brother, getting some skating lessons from a couple of good teachers.)
Liam, a young CP patient, asks Giroux: "Do you like playing Legos?" G: "That's a better question than Panotch asks." #Flyers— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) November 11, 2015
Notice how he didn't say "yes"... Which is a problem, because who doesn't like Legos? Come on, G.
And of course, from Jakub Voracek himself:
Jake Voracek skated with 8-yr-old Liam Idzi for Make-A-Wish. "It was good. He scored a goal…so he has one more than me."— Dave Isaac (@davegisaac) November 11, 2015
Ouch. Maybe Liam's goal-scoring abilities will rub off on him, and he can dedicate his first of the season to him.
No matter how the Flyers' season may be going, it's always good to see they'll still take the time to do stuff like this. After all, without the Liams of the world, who are they even playing for? Hopefully it was a great day.