Ostensibly, the rebuild is still on in Philadelphia. Now, I could quibble about what a…
In the midst of all this confusion surrounding the upcoming NHL draft and talks of Alex DeBrincat in Flyers land, we finally get something regarding the Flyers that is a certainty heading into next season.
The Philadelphia Flyers 2022-2023 regular-season schedule is officially here.
The Flyers will open up at home next season with their first game coming against the New Jersey Devils on October 13th at 7pm. The next game is against the Vancouver Canucks (15th) at 4pm at home to close up the first two games of the year.
The Flyers then head to Tampa on Tuesday (18th) to face the Lightning at 8pm and face FLA in a back-to-back situation the very next day at 7:30pm.
The Flyers will have a season long homestand from March 14th – 28th. The Canadiens, Hurricanes, Knights, Sabres, Wild, Panthers and Red Wings will all be coming to Philadelphia to face John Tortorella’s squad.
The Flyers will end six of their last nine games on the road. Their last game will come at Chicago Blackhawks (13th), who could have some ex Flyers on their roster? We’ll see!
Obviously, there are lot of questions heading into the next 48 hours with the DeBrincat trade rumors flying all over the place and mock drafts being thrown around every hour. I think it’s pretty ironic we face the Devils at home the first game considering they’re the team that jumped ahead of us to #2 (Devils originally had #5).
Chuck Fletcher has been saying he thinks this team can turn things around since before the 2021-2022 season even ended and with him backing those statements up with a hire like John Tortorella, it’s hard to see Chuck not making 1-2 notable moves. Moves that have you checking your phone and then rubbing your eyes to make sure what you just saw was real.
We’ll get to see what kind of fun transpires in the next 48 hours with the draft and possible trades to be had, but Chuck has a lot to do before having a team to back up what he’s been preaching.
Buckle up Philadelphia, it’s about to get fun.
Mandatory Credit: The Philadelphia Flyers