VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - JUNE 21: Chuck Fletcher of the Philadelphia Flyers attends the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada.

Every year The Athletic surveys NHL fans to see how much confidence each fanbase has in their front office. This year was the 7th time they did it, and they got over 18,000 responses, including 1000 Flyers fans. They ask fans how they felt about things like how the team did in free agency, roster building, cap management, trades, the draft, and the team’s overall vision. Every respondent ranks every team, and they separate it by rating how they ranked both among their local fans and the general public.

It will not surprise you to hear the Flyers did very badly. In fact, they ranked dead last. Both the general NHL fanbase and the locals ranked the Flyers 32nd out of 32 teams in nearly all 6 categories. The ones they were not dead last in, they came 31st in. Here were the final results for the Flyers.

Non-Flyers fans were even slightly higher on the Flyers than local fans. Philadelphians ranked the Flyers dead last in every category except drafting, which they ranked them the 2nd worst in. They were 22nd last year. And now they are the lowest in the league.

It was an ugly offseason. Headlined by the fact they had one of the best players in the NHL, Johnny Gaudreau, wanting to come here, and they couldn’t make it work. They were a dumpster fire last year. And to make it worse, the GM Chuck Fletcher speaks like everything is completely fine. And in the article from The Athletic, there were quotes from fans specifically pointing out how frustrating that attitude from the front office is.

“I’ve never seen a front office be so delusional about the current state of the roster. There’s no clear direction, and I don’t see a way out anytime soon.”

Things are bad, and they are getting worse. Fan confidence is at the lowest it has been in a very long time. The survey from The Athletic shows just how bad it is. You can read the full article from The Athletic here.

NHL front-office confidence rankings: How fans feel about every team

The front-office confidence rankings are back for another year. Every offseason we use the wisdom of the crowd to reveal how much faith there is in each team's front office, both from a public and fan base perspective. Each front office has its ability graded in six categories: roster building, cap management, drafting and development, trading, free agency and vision.

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