As the 2019-20 season draws upon us, it is important for this Philadelphia Flyers team to get back to the fundamentals that has made this the successful franchise it has been for well over 50 years. That starts with commitment from every player on the team -- not lip service to commitment, but the real thing.
Everyone wants to win but that's not good enough in and of itself. Players also have to genuinely hate to lose; take it personally when anything less than a "W" at the end of the night is the outcome.Woulda, coulda, shoulda is not acceptable.
Much has changed about hockey through the years, but here are two things that will never change: bonafide winning teams are ones built on their commitment to team defense and strong goaltending. The two things walk hand-in-hand and those elements will either lift each other up or eventually drag one another down.