Philadelphia Flyers 2016-2017

Philadelphia climbed into a playoff spot this past season after missing them the year before. Unfortunately for the Flyers, they lost in 5 games to Washington in the first round. For almost the entire season, they were outside of a spot. Staying in the hunt, however, they made a late push that catapulted them into a wild card position.

The Flyers finished with a 41-27-14 record, adding up to 96 points. The offense wasn’t great, scoring 214 goals, and their defense could’ve been better as they allowed 30.7 shots a game. They were saved by Mason’s save percentage of .918. If it was just a shade lower, they would’ve missed the playoffs.

This offseason, Philadelphia signed Dale Weise to a four-year deal and Boyd Gordon to a one-year contract. Both are solid bottom six forwards who can kill penalties, which the Flyers weren’t that strong in. They are both good moves, as they replace Sam Gagner and Ryan White. I don’t think it really improves them, however.

The Flyers will be competitive, but it will be tough to make the playoffs again.


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