Plenty of Blame to go Around for Flyers Start
NEWARK — Even 24 hours after a massacre loss to the Washington Capitals, no one would disclose what Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said when he came down to address the team in the second intermission.
“It should stay in the room,” is the company line.
He left his suite to address the team when they were down 6-0 during the second intermission.
“It’s frustrating for him, the organization, everyone, the way they were playing,” coach Craig Berube said. “He felt like he wanted to come down and say something. That’s the way it goes.”
What exactly can be said after a football-like score in a 7-0 loss?
“There’s always things you can say and talk about,” Berube said. “It’s up to them (the players). They need to go out and compete as a team and play like a team. That’s the most important thing.”
Holmgren’s name was popular at Wells Fargo Center among the players and fans. There were chants of “FI-RE HOLM-GREN!” for most of the second half of the game.
Jake Voracek didn’t realize what the fans were chanting, but he didn’t agree with it.