The 2019-2020 season for the Flyers started out real brutal. A new coaching staff, a new key addition in Kevin Hayes and a very young team is enough to have any group of guys take for one another to get on the same page. Things took a turn for the worst when leading goal-scorer Oskar Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer around a quarter of a way through the season.
It took a little longer than some people expected but the Flyers finally found their stride as the season went on. From start to finish* the Flyers were one of, if not the best home ice in the league. Heading into March, the Flyers were arguably the hottest team in hockey and had some of the highest cup probability in the league by nerds who comeup with those numbers. Then the fuck world ended. Since then we’ve had very little to get excited about when it comes to sports.
Just a great sounding update here on @NHLFlyers Lindblom.#Flyers #NHL https://t.co/IWsPy2SZOV pic.twitter.com/CRXlo58VuY
— Alexander Appleyard (@avappleyard) April 28, 2020
Luckily we got some good news today as it looks Lindblom is finishing up his last round of cancer treatments. The absence of Linblom during the regular season stretch was an amazing sign because the team was doing it without some key components to the team. If it so happens that the Flyers have in fact played their last game of the season, they did so with not a single minute of Nolan Patrick as he battles a sever migraine issue and just 30 games of Lindblom – players that are massive to the future of this team.
Although this good news is no guarantee that Linbloom may even play in 2021.. we’ll take what we can get because Philadelphia will always be #OskarStrong.
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