The Philadelphia Flyers are off to a tough start in the 2013-14 NHL season. After 11 games, the Flyers are just 3-8-0 and languishing in last place in the new Metropolitan Division. Few people expected the Flyers to be playing this badly. We will analyze the top five reasons why the Flyers are struggling so much this season.
Most people pointed to goaltending as the biggest question mark on the Flyers roster before the season started. Yet the play of starter Steve Mason has been at least adequate and at times better than that. Needless to say, while goaltending is not a strength, it not one of the top five reasons the team is off to such a slow start.
Feel free to mention any reasons you feel belong on this list. As always, please back up your choices with evidence.