Philadelphia Flyers: Comparing Last Year’s Team To This Year’s Group

February 8th, 2011 by Joseph Deluca Leave a reply »
All of last year the Philadelphia Flyers only totaled 88 points as they had to win a shootout against the New York Rangers just to make it into the playoffs.

Once Daniel Briere and Chris Pronger and company were in the tournament they caught fire and were only two games away from becoming Stanley Cup Champions before they were defeated by the likes of Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and the rest of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Fortunately the Flyers were able to carry over the momentum from last year's playoff run into this season and now find themselves atop the NHL's Eastern Conference with 75 points.

What has led to this turnaround? Here are some key differences from the 2010-2011 Flyers compared to the team a year ago.  

One reason why the Philadelphia Flyers have been tough to beat this year is because teams cant just focus on one or two guys in their lineup. 

The Flyers already have eight players on their roster with at least 12 goals: Briere, Jeff Carter, Claude Giroux, Mike Richards, Scott Hartnell, Nikolay Zherdev, Ville Leino and Jeff Van Riemsdyk. This balanced offensive attack makes them a nightmare to defend ...

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