Flyers Recall Tyson Foerster and Elliot Desnoyers from Phantoms
The days of the Flyers being largely irrelevant have arrived.
Okay, you could reasonably argue they’ve been here the whole time.
But before, it was possible to (if you wish) pretend that the games had stake and meaning. That isn’t possible anymore. Now, I’d only watch if there was a spectacle involved.
Well, there is going to be a bit of a spectacle taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina.
In the wake of Tony DeAngelo being suspended for 2 games for being super-duper competitive and having a hard-core winner’s mindset…
Just kidding. He speared a dude in the balls.
Either way, his spearing a dude in the balls created an open roster spot. The Flyers didn’t have to fill it. They could just play Keiffer Bellows.
But I’m pretty sure Torts hates Bellows with the fire of a thousand burning suns, and it isn’t like he’s that noticeable anyway. So I don’t even blame Torts.
Well, because Bellows is a toxic blot on the franchise, we needed someone else.
The cynical view of Foerster is that his scoring totals this season are somewhat pedestrian.
My counterpoint is that this is based almost entirely on percentages and randomness. If not for a 7 game pointless streak in December, he’d have the exact same scoring pace as Jason Robertson during his season in the AHL.
Since Foerster didn’t repeat such an extended scoreless streak, there isn’t too much reason to read too much into it.
Flahr himself stated that most of Tyson’s lack of scoring during that time was luck based.
There’s plenty of room for growth still. Especially for a kid who missed his entire Draft+1 season.
But, 18 goals and 38 points in the AHL are good numbers. Especially since percentages were not on his side.
He should be well worth watching. Especially since many of the goals he has scored this season have been of the highlight variety.