Flyers more than optimistic a change is going to come

Updated: October 5, 2007, 2:04 PM ET
By George Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

So acute was the embarrassment, so deep the shame, so vivid the feeling of accusing eyes boring into his failures, Derian Hatcher dreaded even going into a Starbucks.

"Well," laughed Philadelphia Flyers assistant coach Joe Mullen, "at 6-foot-5, Hatch is kind of hard to miss."

So were the Flyers. A big flop. A massive bust.

Worst in a 30-team loop. A league-low 10 home wins. A joke in futile search of a punch line.

The Broad Street Bozos.

Enough to make Dave ...

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