What a couple of days it has been for young forward Tye McGinn. McGinn netted his second and third goals in two games as the Philadelphia Flyers failed to muster any other offense in a loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
Despite the solid night for McGinn, the offensive woes continued to plague the Flyers. Star captain Claude Giroux has continued to fail to produce as he and Jakub Voracek, the two offensive stars of the team, have been noticeably absent all season.
The Flyers now sit at 1-6. The season is quickly getting away from them. The offense has been simply dreadful this season in almost every game. At home on the road. It has not mattered much. If it keeps going like this, Flyers owner Ed Snider, who is not known for his patience, is going to have to make wholesale changes.
My guess as the first to go is current GM Paul Holmgren. Holmgren has made some questionable decisions the past few seasons, including paying big bucks to the aging Mark Streit. Holmgren always goes for it every year and shells out money on aging players, failing to see the big picture. This has come back to haunt him big time. Lucky for the Flyers, they have a GM in waiting in legendary Flyers goalie Ron Hextall.
After that? Who knows. Snider and upper management may rid themselves of some of the higher-paid, underperforming veterans. It is a dark time for the Flyers and their fans. It is slowly but surely looking like another lost season. On a night where a young forward had a game to remember, it has been a season to forget for the Flyers.