This episode of postgame is all about the Flyers and their struggles, and the conflict between wanting to criticize them and also wanting to celebrate the 6-2-1 record.
However, I’m going to use this space to talk about how awful the New York Islanders are.
Their style of hockey is simply just “cheating.”
They get away with everything because Barry Trotz is one of the good ol’ boys and since they interfere on literally every shift, the refs won’t call it because it’s just “how they play the game.”
It makes for awful television and is exactly what will continue to drive down the value of the NHL’s on-ice product, which needs selling pretty soon. Good luck with that.
Anyway, the Flyers won in a thrilling overtime after a fairly pedestrian and often frustrating 60 minutes of regulation hockey, if you can call what the Isles play “hockey,” that is.
Also, Shayne Gostisbehere is back, baby!