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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


There is something about math that just works well at this time of a hockey season.

Specifically, it allows for a liberal interpretation of the laws of average.

When the Flyers lost, 5-3, to the Rangers Tuesday, they completed their first winless season against New York in 40 years, going 0-6.

To Jakub Voracek, that was ... a positive?

"That means if we have to play them in the playoffs, they will have to beat us 10 times this year," he said. "And that would be tough to do."

One way to win 10 in a row is to begin with the first six. That math works, too.

But if ignoring a crisis is a sports team's virtue, then the Flyers are ready for the postseason.

Check out my column on Ilya Bryzgalov and the ever-patient Peter Laviolette in the Daily Times Wednesday and, as always, on


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