Travis Sanheim has his long-term deal with the Flyers, signing an extension for eight years worth $50 million, an average annual value of $6.25 million. On the surface, the deals makes sense, but is it a right decision for the Flyers?
The Edmonton Oilers were held to just three goals, with Leon Draisaitl factoring into each. That was enough to beat the Flyers, who couldn't manage a goal in yet another defeat, falling to the Oilers, 3-0, on Tuesday night.
For the third straight game, the Flyers faced the “win a period, win a game” scenario, once again going up against some stiff competition to start the season. After falling short last Saturday against the still-undefeated Florida Panthers, the Flyers passed the test this time.
The Flyers open a three-game Western Canada road trip against the Edmonton Oilers, another team undefeated with a 5-0-0 record. Wednesday's game will mark a second straight without Ryan Ellis in the lineup, making the challenge that much tougher.