Flyers continue to be idiots, send Morgan Frost back down to the Phantoms
In a bizarre move, the Philadelphia Flyers have announced that they have once again sent Morgan Frost down to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms this morning.
Frost, 22, has seven points in 30 games this season but has shown a lot of potential in being a legitimate member of this team down the line. Philadelphia sent Frost down with the return of Derick Brassard, but it doesn’t make sense.
The best thing for Frost right now is more time in the NHL, and it’s the perfect opportunity for him right now. The Flyers are 16-26-10 and sit 23 points out of 4th place in the Metropolitan.
There is almost no chance this team even gets close to making a playoff push this season. They need to give their young guys a chance to develop. Instead, they force themselves to be mediocre and hurt their draft stock.
Derick Brassard is back with the Flyers, so their move was to send down Morgan Frost? Well, that doesn’t really make sense to me. The Flyers are a dog shit team and franchise, obviously, so why wouldn’t you want a 22-year-old prospect playing at the NHL level?
All of this seems like a missed opportunity to develop some younger players. If I’m not mistaken, this is why the Flyers are currently in this mess to begin with, right? The failure to surround their core players (Claude Giroux) with younger talent has been the most significant issue for the last decade.
I’m no hockey expert, but at some point, you just have to give the young guys a shot and ride with it “sink or swim” style. Either Frost can hang at the NHL level, or he can’t. I say the same thing about baseball. Get the prospects playing at the MLB level, and from there, we’ll figure out what we have.
Enough with the bullshit. This Flyers season is as good as dead already, and there’s absolutely zero reason not to play all of your prospects at the NHL level so you can start building for the future.
It seems like another boneheaded move from the Flyers organization, but hey, that at least should come as no surprise.
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