By Jenny Masters
The Flyers are cratering, and most of the lame-ass Philly media are still giving them a pass.
If you read the softball judgments of what passes for the reporters in this town, they are just a couple of players away from righting the ship.
And if you’e looking for criticism of tis woeful bunch on NBCSP, forget it.
They are owned by the same corporation — Comcast — and you never get a discouraging word there.
Which is why it was so refreshing to read Marcus Hayes’ latest in the Inky:
The Flyers on Tuesday held a 4-2 lead in Pittsburgh when, with 8 minutes to play, Isaac Ratcliffe — playing in his fifth NHL game on his 23rd birthday — was called for tripping.
The Penguins scored 36 seconds into the power play. Then again, 18 seconds later.
They won it 31 seconds into overtime. Boom. Boom. … Boom.
It was the worst moment of the worst loss of the season, by the worst Flyers team in franchise history. The club, which hasn’t won a title in 47 years, has never been worse.
Outmanned, outgunned, outplayed, and outworked, this edition of the Orange and Black would’ve made late owner Ed Snider turn green.
They are more than hapless. They are more than helpless.