If Flyers Rebuild, Giroux Needs to Go

The Philadelphia Flyers had playoff aspirations this year, but those hopes appear to be in vain. 

After approximately one-quarter of their regular season, they’re in second-last place in the Metropolitan Division, with an unimpressive 8-9-4 record. While it’s true they’re only five points behind the fourth-place Pittsburgh Penguins, it’s also true that the Flyers are behind the Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils, as well as the Pens. Given the low regard many had for the Devils and Blue Jackets coming into the season, the optics of being below them in the standings are not going to endear them to Flyers fans.