The days of the Broad Street Bullies are in the rearview mirror. Additionally, today's National Hockey League has transitioned to a more finesse-oriented style of play as opposed to physical. Regardless, after a few rocky days of hockey, the Flyers are lacking some of their talent, but more importantly seem to lack their "killer instinct."
With no fans in the majority of NHL arenas for the time being, the mental side of the game has grown exponentially. In other words, it's up to the players themselves to bring their own motivation day in and day out until each team's faithful followers can make long-awaited returns to the stands.