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Flyers cant trade their way out of losing streak worse than last years

Flyers cant trade their way out of losing streak worse than last years
Published On: Thu, Jan 10
December 27, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers Claude Giroux (28) controls the puck against Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) during the first period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

At the time, finding positives amid a 10-game losing streak seemed ridiculous.

Last season, the Flyers were rallying around the fact that they were gaining points by taking five of those games to overtime and as it turned out at the end of the regular season, they needed every one of them to sneak into the playoffs.

a€œa€¦but that didna€™t feel as bad as it is right now,a€ defenseman Radko Gudas said, a€œand ita€™s going to take a lot to get out of it.a€

When that streak ended last season, they were eight points out of a playoff spot. The Flyers then reeled off six wins, cutting that deficit in half with 50 games to go to make up the other four points. They got some help because other teams in their division lost.

That hasna€™t happened this season as the losing streak hit eight Tuesday night with a 5-3 loss to the Washington Capitals. The Flyers were eight points out of a playoff spot when Scott Gordon took over for Dave Hakstol on Dec. 17. After starting 3-1-1 with Gordon behind the bench, the team hadna€™t gained any ground. The Flyers woke up Wednesday 15 points out of a playoff spot, too insurmountable to even acknowledge as a big-picture goal with 39 games left.

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