Joined: Dec 2017
I realize that when an NHL team plays an exhibition game against a non-NHL team it's like game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals for the non-NHL team, but come on. The Flyers should win 95 out of 100 times just based on talent alone. So how on earth does this happen? It was actually 4-0 Swiss team at one point (crazy). PHI is a popular pick to make the playoffs this season too.
I realize the Flyers have a lot of fresh faces, but nobody from the Swiss team is good enough to make the Flyers team. Maybe I'm reading too much into this one, but I remember EDM and NJD needing OT to win in Europe last preseason and they both ended up underachieving big time during their respective regular seasons. Chicago just managed to hold on 3-1 in Berlin the day before, as well.
PHI needs to get it together fast b/c the Metro is highly competitive and much more balanced this season. I don't think they can overcome another slow start.