With the Philadelphia Flyers eliminated from the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, passionate Flyers fans are searching for answers as to why the team performed so well against the Pittsburgh Penguins and yet so poorly against the New Jersey Devils.
Every player who played significant time in the first two series seems to be under a microscope. Some are seeing their value assessed as a result of impending free agency. Others are having their large contracts scrutinized by the media and fanbase alike, while others are being evaluated for their long-term impact on the franchise.
Though Philadelphia’s playoff tenure was cut painfully short, the 11 games played by the team can be very telling for the organization’s future.
Here are grades for each player’s performance during the 2012 playoffs.