By Sam Bush
Jake Voracek says he’s not upset about being demoted.
Yes, you read that correctly.
The former high-scoring Flyer who has just one goal in 20 games this season was moved from the top line to the third or fourth for last night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, and he’ll be playing with center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and left wing Chris VandeVelde.
“I’m not upset at all,” Voracek said. “We didn’t score for the last two games, so I think (head coach Dave Hakstol) is trying to spread it out and hopefully get the lines going.”
According to NJ.com, Voracek was told that some Flyers fans think that his team, which is last in the league in scoring and has been shut out twice in a row, is unwatchable.
“Unwatchable? That’s the first time I’m hearing that, so it’s hard for me to make a comment,” Voracek said.
The right wing was told that a lot of Flyers fans think their team should be scoring a lot more goals given all the skilled players on the roster, certainly not just 34 in 20 games.
“It’s tough to watch, 100 percent,” Voracek responded. “I agree. The people come here and watch it on TV to watch scoring goals. We’re not doing it. If we don’t score, we don’t win, so obviously the people are going to be unhappy.
“Twenty games in we’ve got to find a way to produce and score. There’s too much talent here not to score.”