“Never seen anything like it in all the years I’ve been in hockey. Even when we were an expansion team somebody chipped in here and there … It’s not going to be an easy fix if we can’t get more production out of our players. You can’t be a one-line team and win in this league.”
And it’s not even that the Flyers have, as Carchidi points out, have “gotten just two goals – two – from forwards who were not on their first line.” It’s that Snider just doesn’t get it. “It’s a similar team as last year, and it’s very hard for me to understand what’s going on,” Snider said. “It’s the coach’s job to fix it, and the GM’s job to do whatever he can to help the coach.” And again, Snider cannot stress enough how much this confuses him.
He knows that Voracek and Giroux are playing their part, but really, when is everyone else going to show up? “What’s going on with everybody else,” Snider continued, presumably sounding more and more befuddled. “What’s going on with [Sean] Couturier, [Matt] Read, Simmonds, and the other guys? They should be chipping in with some goals. It’s weird … Even [Vinny] Lecavalier got 20 goals last year. What happened?”
But on the bright side, Snider knows this can’t stay this way. He knows that players can’t just not score all year. It’s gonna pick up. And if it doesn’t? “That would be the most shocking thing I’ve ever seen.” So Snider is either going to be happy or very, very confused. Either way, we’ll hear about it.