I wouldn't blame Cechmanek as much as I would blame the rest of the team. There are stretches in every game where it looks like the Flyers are skating circles on the ice. You can almost tell when they are going to give up a goal because they just decide to take 10 minutes off. It amazes me that this is the same team that is able to score 90+ points in the regular season and just disappear in the playoffs. At some point you have to stop blaming the coach and point the fingers back at the players.
There's a long way to go until the end of the season. I don't think that anyone in the east is a lock at this point, except maybe (MAYBE) the Bruins. Right now it looks like 5 points separates the #2 through #10 teams.