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Streit facing former team as Flyers look to avoid making embarrassing history

Oct 26, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

Mark Streit #32 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Wells Fargo Center on October 2, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(October 1, 2013 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

When defenseman Mark Streit signed with the Philadelphia Flyers over the summer, he probably didn’t think that his old team, the New York Islanders would have nearly three times the points going into their first meeting tonight.

That obviously says less about the Islanders success — they’re only 4-3-3 this season — and more about how badly things have gone for the Flyers. In fact, they’re on the cusp of making some embarrassing history, reports CSN Philly.

No team since the 1940-41 New York Americans have scored two or fewer goals in their first 10 games. The 2-7-0 Flyers are in danger of tying that mark.

Streit knows how important every point is for the Flyers right now, especially as they try to build some kind of momentum after Thursday’s 2-1 win over the New York Rangers. At the same time, he’s enjoying returning to his old home.

“It’s been an emotional [return] for me,” Streit said. “I went to Garden City [Friday] and walked around a bit. I have a lot of great memories. It’s nice to be back.”

Who knows, maybe when Philadelphia returns to Nassau Coliseum on Jan. 20, the Flyers will be looking like a far better team. They certainly couldn’t be much worse.

  1. fetacheez - Oct 26, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Aaron Ekblad!!!

  2. WillIEverSeeACupInMyLife? - Oct 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    I’m more embarassed at the 4 year $21 million contract for a 35 year old life time -57 plus/minus.

  3. hockeyfan28 - Oct 26, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Getting Scottie Hartnell back for one of his key 3rd period cross checking penalties should help……the islanders

  4. bobhpine - Oct 26, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    This is going to be such a great implosion…this team is just all around terrible and when Mason stops playing out of his mind, it’s going to get even more entertaining. Since beating the Penguins in the playoffs the Flyers have won 26 total games…51 wins for the Penguins. At least they finally have as many wins as head coaches for the year.

    How pathetic.

    I love that this team manages 2 wins in October even while their goalie finally gives them good play. Da bess player in da worl, Voracek, Hartnell, et. al are so comically worthless. 1975 and counting. As always.

    • holeecowman - Oct 26, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      stfu you moron are you even educated do you know how to spell or even talk properly your an embarrassment to hockey fans. god cant this site find away to weed out these idiots that didn’t appear until the cindy crosby era… also if you think that 1975 crap is hurting/upsetting anyone your gravely mistaken its 2013 now how long are you going to keep that cliché going. and before you get on me about all lowercase letters and run on sentences idgaf its not a job interview or resume so I don’t have to be punctual also since you love living in the past I ask you between the 2 clubs whos has the most playoff appearances and wins, im pretty sure its not those ice chickens. did you know that Mario is one of the main reason the league incorporated the 2 line pass rule do to all his b/s cherry picking probably not since you’ve only been since cindy go back to what ever rock you crawled out from under and just stay in your moms basement

      • killerpgh - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:14 PM

        When you question someone’s education you might want to uses the proper form of you’re/your. Just a suggestion.

      • President Charles Logan - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:19 PM

        Alls that matters is who is the last team standing holding up the cup , and since the last time the Flyers got to do that (during the 1970’s Saturday Night Fever’s leisure suit wearing days) , the Pens have won 3 from 1991 onward … and I’m a neutral observer just sitting back getting a big kick out of all this . …..

        Even though were barely a month into the season.. its obvious the Flyers arent built to win a SC right now , the Pens are. …… and the Pens have more pressure to win and are under higher expectations with a line up like they have…. the Flyers can take some time to experiment with some youth perhaps. develop … what a concept huh Homer.

      • emperorzero - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:42 PM

        I’m sure no Flyer fan ever gave the Rangers crap about 1940.

      • mcphillthy - Oct 26, 2013 at 6:45 PM

        I would LOVE to hear snider admit he doesn’t have a cup team and focus on youth. But that’s not how Ed does things. Sadly I think everyone is right about us… Things won’t change until Ed is gone. He is why we lost bob and kept Bryz. That’s why homer still has his job. That wasn’t homers call. I’m a Philly fan until I die but I know a bad situation when I see one.

    • blackandorangeforlife - Oct 26, 2013 at 4:05 PM

      Bob….So you post trash here……Then go to a Pens article and complain about trash talk that never existed?…….Steig and Erry have this Pens fan base so brainwashed!……..*2009!

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM

      You know whats even more entertaining? Watching your sorry franchise implode year after year in the playoffs. Big contacts for a bunch of underachievers who dominate during the regular season, are crowned the cup favorites, and on cue, $hit the bed year after year. I’ll take our two wins in October and match your two goals during the ECF last season.

      Now that is the epitome of worthless.

      • President Charles Logan - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:22 PM

        The Pens just won a cup a few years ago , it’s not like the implode year after year . actually winning 3 cups since 1991 isnt too shabby . Nobody remembers the 2nd place runner up … except ya’ll in Philly.

      • pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:28 PM

        The epitome of worthless is the whole city of losers aka Philly

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM

        Those whopping two goals during the ECF really show built to win eh?

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:32 PM

        I guarantee rulezzzzz lives nowhere near Pittsburgh and more than likely not even a Pennsylvanian. Right ruelzzy?

      • pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:42 PM

        Funny how I live about 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh…so there goes your guarantee meatbeater.

      • blackandorangeforlife - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:59 PM

        PCL…..There is and asterisk on that 2009 Cup!

      • pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 26, 2013 at 6:07 PM

        Do you have any proof? Such as photos? Or is it that Flyer fans dont want to accept that we won the cup in 2009 since they failed to win it in 2010?

  5. laxman1944 - Oct 26, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Piney, is it your turn to be the jerk off Pitt fan today????

  6. President Charles Logan - Oct 26, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    They cant even get the picture of the right player up .. thats Luke Schenn not Mark Streit lol

    • President Charles Logan - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:12 PM

      lol as soon as i posted this they switched to the right picture , good job as always PHT!

  7. pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    There is absolutely no love lost on this site between Pens and Flyers fans. One can only imagine how volatile the atmosphere/game would be if they ever have an Outdoor Game at Penn State.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      What is it about the Pittsburgh fanboys that causes them to masturbate over every Flyers thread on PHT? I mean except for a few posters here who are actually Pens/hockey fans, most are driven by their man love of Crosby and their hatred of anything Flyers related.

      My professional diagnosis is that most, like piney bob and rulez are more than likely premature ejaculators, who have severe intimacy issues with the opposite gender and substitute their inadequacies by performing disturbing acts of carnal knowledge upon a Sidney Crosby fathead cutout….Clinically speaking of course.

      • pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM

        I’m surprised they let you out of Love Park with all of the pole smoking you do there daily.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:36 PM

        I had to check up on your mother at the park. She was complaining about skinned knees and a sore jaw.

      • pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:40 PM


      • laxman1944 - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:41 PM

        Rulez, I do believe Broadstreet just “Owned” you……….

  8. laxman1944 - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Rulez………..How did your club make outth

    • laxman1944 - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      make out this afternoon I meant.

      Those boys from the NY Island I believe .

  9. xflyersx - Oct 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    I am so goddamn sick of hearing hartnell down, it was funny for a week last year. Just stop.

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