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.
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.
This is crazy –
Tired/Rested games for 2019-2020.
Most favourable rest schedule is Carolina, with eight more games playing rested against tired opponents than vice versa.
Worst is the Flyers, who will play tired against rested opponents eight times more than vice versa. pic.twitter.com/xVSkwHkf6X
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) June 25, 2019