By John Manasso
| Wednesday, December 28, 2005, 03:50 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Every February the Thrashers become an itinerant NHL team, leaving home for almost the whole month, save a few scant home dates.
But that’s nothing compare to what the Philadelphia Flyers, who play tonight against the Thrashers at Philips Arena, have to deal with. The Flyers are in the midst of an 11-game, 20-day road trip because Disney on Ice is currently occupying the Wachovia Center.
As many injuries as the Flyers have had – they’re missing Eric Desjardins, Keith Primeau and goalie Robert Esche) they still have one of the league’s better groups of forwards (Peter Forsberg, Simon Gagne, Mike Knuble, Michal Handzus, Sami Kapanen, rookies Jeff Carter and Mike Richards, etc., etc.). A lesser team might allow an 11-game road trip to sink their playoff chances. That probably won’t happen to the Flyers.