Is Brayden Schenn Going to Break Out for Philadelphia Flyers in 2014-15?

September 17th, 2014 by Garrett Baker Leave a reply »

The Philadelphia Flyers have a number of burning questions heading into training camp which will greatly impact their 2014-15 season, and Brayden Schenn undeniably poses one of the biggest.

He is, at the present time, a very average second-line center. He scored at a 0.55 point-per-game pace in the lockout-shortened 2013 season and scored at exactly a 0.50 point-per-game pace in 2013-14. 

Forty-one points is not a poor season by any stretch, and it's encouraging that Schenn played in all 82 contests. But it isn't a particularly good year either and certainly can't be considered great.

When the Flyers traded away then-captain Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings in the summer of 2011, Schenn was the keystone in the deal as a recently anointed "best prospect in hockey."

Suffice to say, Philly fans were probably expecting better than what they have gotten thus far.

It's important to remember that Schenn's first year as a Flyer was marred by injuries, which probably made it harder to get acclimated to a new city and team. His 2013 and 2013-14 seasons showed bits and pieces of small impr ...

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