There is really nothing that could take the attention off of Eagles QB Carson Wentz's injury Sunday. In the Flyers locker room, defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere has a personal connection with the injury, one he suffered three years ago.
Brian Elliott was named the NHL's third star of the week for the week ending Dec. 10, posting a 3-0-0 record and a .954 save percentage in the Flyers three-game winning streak on the Western Canada road trip.
Dave Hakstol's future with the Flyers may be safe for now, and with many kids still so early in development, that may be understandable from Ron Hextall's perspective. But Hakstol's management of young players is concerning to his future.
The play on the ice showed a team that has essentially given up on everything as fans chanted for the firing of the coach. But the Flyers players said otherwise following the game and a closed-door meeting called by captain Claude Giroux.
After the Flyers ninth straight loss put the finishing touch on a month where they posted a 2-5-7 record, GM Ron Hextall spoke about his team in the Flyers locker room. And he essentially doubled down on the team's potential.