After Thursday's loss to the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol said everybody has to be better starting with himself.
The consensus from everybody was that the team just had to be better, from top to bottom.
The loss and continued inconsistency showed by the Flyers this year really had general manager Ron Hextall feeling at a loss and confused.
"It does sometimes because you're sitting there going, 'It's the same team every night, right?'" Hextall said "You're going to have peaks and valleys, that's reality. You're dealing with human beings, not robots. We understand that. But our valleys have been a little too low for me."
One of the lows this year will be the team's point total in the standings, unless the Flyers can win their final 12 games, the team won't match last year's point total of 96.
"We want to get better every year, get younger every year," Hextall said. "That's the goal. If we can get better this year … we've got a few games to let that play out. You learn lessons as players and I think the lessons for us is, if you're not going to be consistent, it's hard to stay in a playoff spot. We're good enough. You look at a lot of nights, we're good enough."
A lot of fingers have been pointed at Claude Giroux and other leaders, however like everybody else, Hextall believes the group as a whole has to be better.
"I think there's responsibility for [the whole team],"