Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Players with Great Expectations for 2011-12

July 29th, 2011 by Dan Kelley Leave a reply »

No diehard sports fan enjoys the offseason, but we find ways to occupy ourselves by discussing the big moves made by our favorite team and establishing expectations (that, as any good fan knows, inevitably end in a championship ring).

This season more than most, Philadelphia Flyers fans may have trouble coming up with expectations for a team with so many new faces joining the squad and so many familiar faces wearing new uniforms.  But, while predicting the team’s overall performance this year may be a shot in the dark, there are five key players whose roles could not be more clear.

Living up to these expectations may be the difference between a leisurely walk on the 18th green and a dramatic run at the Stanley Cup when the playoffs roll around.

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