Over the weekend, the Flyers held an event for Season Ticket holders. Perhaps not the best timing. Given it came just a day after the Flyers‘ front office’s complete failure to be sellers at the deadline. The fan reaction was immediate and angry. On The Best Show Ever we fielded calls for the rest of the show about this. Fire Chuck Fletcher may have been the nicest thing any fans said. Fans are mad and they have every right to be. This is a low point for the franchise. Not just because of yesterday, but because of a long series of time where this team has not done much besides maybe making the playoffs here and there. But the thing that makes it so much worse. Is that the reactions from the people inside that building show they have no clue just how bad it is.
It was bad enough in the off-season when we had to hear Flyers employees pretend this team could actually be good. Where we had to hear Chuck Fletcher say things like how they just didn’t have the cap space to be in on someone like Johnny Gaudreau. But for some reason, we shouldn’t be blaming him when his bad contracts are the reason for that. If that were all part of a plan to break this team and rebuild it, it would make sense. But given everything else the team did, it just seems like incompetence, not a plan to rebuild. A rebuilding team would not have made that trade for DeAngelo, and a rebuilding team would have moved expiring contracts like JVR and Justin Braun.
Flyers fans should not have to watch this once proud franchise fall into disrepair. And they should not have to be lectured for being mad about it too. Here are a collection of quotes from people who work for the Flyers, who just how little these people understand how bad this really is.