The Flyers’ Schedule is Out, And We Hope You Like Back-to-Back Games

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Flyers schedule came out today.

Not sure about you, but I’m feeling 41 wins and a playoff push that comes up just short in the end. Based on the moves Chuck Fletcher has made so far, I…. don’t know if this team is much better than it was last season, yeah? Maybe Alain Vigneault can get some JAM back in the building, because the Wells Fargo Center was dead on the few occasions I was there.

Here’s the full slate, which begins in Prague against the Chicago Blackhawks:

Crossing Broad contributor Chris Jastrzembsiskski, or or however you spell it, pointed out in Slack that the Flyers have some difficult back-to-backs this season.

After the jump:

  • at Ottawa for a 7:30 start to come back to Philly for the Islanders at 7
  • vs. Detroit on Black Friday at 4 before going up to Montreal for a 3 PM start
  • at Minnesota at 7 and then going to Winnipeg for a 5 PM start
  • at San Jose at 10:30, then at Anaheim 8:30
  • at St. Louis 8 PM before going home for Montreal @ at 7 PM
  • at Dallas 8:30, then @ Nashville 8 PM
  • at New Jersey 2 PM, then home against Pittsburgh at noon

Hmm.. a few of those are indeed rough. And after opening in Prague, it’s four days off, then the home opener before a Canada road trip where 3 games are played in nine days, two of them shoved together in a back-to-back (Calgary and Edmonton). Not sure about you, but I’m a firm believer in removing back-to-backs from the NHL and NBA schedules ENTIRELY.

From the Flyers’ website:

The Flyers will play 17 sets of back-to-back games, an increase of four over a year ago. Thirteen of those sets will be part of a three-game in four-night run. Sixteen of their games will start earlier than 7:00 PM local time, with the rest coming at 7pm or later. The busiest month of the year is November, with 16 games, while March will feature 15 contests. Each of those two months features eight home games, which are the most of any on the season; the home schedule is fairly balanced this season with between five and eight home games in each full month of the campaign. The club will play eight road games in November and seven each in December and March.

Thoughts on the 2019-2020 slate?

Russ and I will be going game by game through the schedule and delivering our win/loss totals on the next podcast.

EDIT:

This is crazy –

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11 Comments

  • Really man? June 25, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Kink: you’re going to seriously, without shame, send your wife back to work when maternity leave up so you can lift content and blog about soccer all day in your pj’s at 52k?

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    • Kevin Kinkead June 25, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      i’m gonna send your wife back to work

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      • Kink-shaming in 2019 June 25, 2019 at 3:07 pm

        Ok I’ll give credit where it’s due, you nailed that guy!

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        • Stinkeeds too easy June 25, 2019 at 5:01 pm

          “I’ll give credit where credit is due” unlike kevvywevvy! I see what you did there

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      • Booooooooooo June 25, 2019 at 3:14 pm

        Got eeeeeem

        But seriously, are you guys like salaried or paid by the word or what? The resident Flyers beat writer is too worn out from watching the games on DVR sometimes and whining about the Women’s National team to cover just one thing from the flyers?
        Put his lazy ass to work and give me more hot-take think pieces.

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      • Lol stinkeed June 25, 2019 at 4:57 pm

        It’s too late for you to start pretending to know anything about work, ya cuck

        Reply
  • great stuff June 25, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Kink, can you post the transcript from the Slack chat?

    That’s the only original content you’ve ever produced, and it’s always riveting!

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    • Kink-truthing in 2019 June 25, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      I’d be very interested to see the stats on the Cynch post after comments were disabled. Iirc KinkedIn has previously indicated that “site traffic don’t lie,homeboy”…so let’s see how many people click on direct ad posts…

      Reply
  • Strait Truth June 25, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    The ONLY good “back to back” is a ‘Home and Home’ series… These are shit!! #WTFlyers

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  • The Cuz June 25, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Can’t wait to do W’s and L’s on tomorrow’s show! It’s gonna be outraaaaaaaageous bo!

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  • bob June 27, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    For a team looking to get off to a good start and not be under the scrutiny of the home crowd, I like them starting off on the road three of first five including across the pond …they need to fly under the radar the first few months with Eags and Phils playoffs then have people start to tune in come xmas and see them top four in the conference. I say 46-27-9 for 101pts and fourth in the conference ..second round exit in the playoffs to the Islanders.

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