Flyer’d Up: Why the Philadelphia Flyers Are the Best Team in the East

November 13th, 2010 by Randy Holt Leave a reply »
It's almost safe to say that it's a two horse race to be the best team in the East in the 2010-2011 season, between the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals, with Pittsburgh hanging around as well.

 The Caps were the league's best last season, but their postseason struggles have been well documented, while the Flyers rode their No. 7 seed all the way to the Cup finals.  This year they hope to take it a step further, and have the talent to do just that.

That seven seed is in no way indicative of the team they've assembled in the City of Brotherly Love.  This is a team that could have contended for a top seed, but injuries and inconsistencies, particularly in net, cost them some spots in seeding when the regular season wrapped up.

This year, a healthy team is one that could, and should, challenge Washington to nab that No. 1 seed come playoff time.  While the Caps may have, arguably, the best player in the world in Alex Ovechkin, the Flyers are solid from top to bottom, and may have solved their weakness in net.

For any team to be successful, they have to have the talent between the pipes.  While Washing ...

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