After another case of organizational malpractice at the trade deadline, the choice is in the hands of the Flyers highest-appointed figures. You can accept this reality of being the laughing stock of the NHL and accept the growing distance between yourself and as loyal a fanbase as there is in sports or you can finally do something about it. Time’s yours.
The Flyers are very much in a process. Chuck Fletcher admitted as much one day after John Tortorella continued his season-long message of building. Just don’t expect people to be vocal in their trust in it.
For as much scrutiny as Chuck Fletcher faces, Ron Hextall's drafts have shown the Flyers inability to build a core that lasted well into the future. The minor trade involving Isaac Ratcliffe was further proof.