The Philadelphia Flyers are rocking and rolling. They just had their six-game winning streak broken against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night in a 4-1 loss. However, the feel good Flyers are, “The Kings of the World,” here as of late. It’s a feel good story for the orange and black this season. From a ten game losing streak, to darn near first place in the Metropolitan Division.
Just who would have thought before the season began, that the orange and black would be contending for first place in the division. Contending for playoffs yes, leading the division most likely not. It’s great to see the proud orange clad fans enjoying the sights, sounds, and whistles of the Wells Fargo Center again. Flyers hockey is alive and well, so without further delay here are our answers to your questions.
My question is when Simmer gets back, what happens to Lindblom? Does he stay or go? If he stays, who goes???
— Adam Aguado (@A_dam_Aguado) March 1, 2018
Adam thanks so much for your continued support. Your a diehard passionate Flyers fan. When Wayne Simmonds returns from IR. Oskar Lindblom will absolutely remain with the team for the duration of the season. Of course, this is barring horrible outings (Which I don’t foresee), or injury. This was made clear after the trade deadline concluded with no move acquiring a veteran forward.
Lindblom razzled and dazzled in his first two games before the deadline. He has been really, really good. Lindblom’s ability to win board battles, and get in between sticks of opponents is an asset the Flyers can use in the playoffs. He has yet to crack the stat sheet, but Lindblom will sooner rather than later. So far, he has a +- of 0 in five games played.
#flyersmail When do you think we can see Read on the 4th line and on the PK? His numbers have gone down each season since his rookie year but he can skate and he’s good on the PK.
— Kerry (@Flyers4Life74) February 27, 2018
Kerry I can’t thank you enough for your continued support. You’re an amazing Flyers fan. You’re 100% right that Matt Read is an excellent penalty killer. As a matter of fact, I think he’s a better player than Jori Lehtera to tell you the truth. Honestly, with how hot the orange and black are at this time. I don’t foresee him cracking the lineup, unless its for injury purposes. However, you never know a la Jordan Weal benching. They’re just too darn hot to welcome Read back into the lineup.
If you would like to see your questions submitted in our weekly mailbag. Just submit your question on our Facebook page or on Twitter using the #Flyersmail. Thanks to all the fans for another great mailbag, and Let’s go Flyers. Without your support we wouldn’t be here today.