…I agree with this. Obviously, the team isn’t fully healthy and the flu-bug has been going around, but that’s still not really an excuse. As Boucher points out in this article, the Rangers have had far worse adversity this year and they were the team that won 7-0 yesterday.
You take a day off today. You rest, you relax, you take your mind off hockey. Tomorrow, you come back to the rink ready to work and take care of business against the Edmonton Oilers. Sure, the Flyers’ next 5 games are against non-playoff teams, but has that really mattered recently? No. It’s about getting back to the basics, something Lavy and the coaching staff have taken a giant step towards by way of declaring today an off-day for the club.