Wayne Simmonds Talks Olympic Break: ‘This is a Mental Reset, We’ll Come Back Fresh’
For some Flyers a much needed vacation is coming. Others will be on a plane to Sochi, Russia to compete in the Olympic games.
Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds was not selected to Team Canada so he will be getting a much needed 18 days off starting this weekend.
Simmonds is having a career season with the Flyers and many consider him to be the Flyers MVP the first half of the season. Simmonds has 18 goals along with 23 assists in 58 games played thus far.
"We are playing well right now and you want to ride the wave. Obviously you cant do anything about this, just have to be ready," Simmonds said.
A lot of the momentum heading into the break can be attributed to the steady play in net from goaltender Steve Mason. The Flyers are winners of three in a row and Mason has not allowed more than two goals in that stretch.
"Mase has bailed us out so many times, he's been unbelievable this season," Simmonds told Mike and Todd.
The timing is peculiar for the Flyers who head to the break fighting for second place in the Metropolitan Division, with not many injuries to speak of. A 18-game layoff surely could take away any momentum the team has when they begin their second half on February 27.
Simmonds plans to head back to his native Ontario to spend time with his family.
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