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On Kevin Hayes and the mindset of Waning Flyers Exceptionalism

It’s August, we’re cranky, the Flyers haven’t won a playoff series in seven years, and there’s a new story that’s given us as a fanbase reason to feel insecure about ourselves, so let’s just buckle up and get right down to some talking.

The story in question is brought to us by current TSN Senior Hockey Reporter and former Daily News Flyers beat writer Frank Seravalli, who told the tale on Crossing Broad’s Snow The Goalie podcast. Here’s the money quote, very lightly edited for clarity:

I don’t understand why they felt the need to go out and spend a pick in order to go do this.