Scott Hartnell: Irreplaceable Flyers Forward Bleeds Orange and Black

November 23rd, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »

Every NHL team features their fair share of “Stars”. For the Philadelphia Flyers, that list includes Chris Pronger, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Matt Carle, and Ray Emery.

Star players are a key part to any team's success. With that said, it is the players that do the “little things” that, while sometimes are overlooked, are more often than not the key cog in a team's success; in the case of the Flyers, that’s Scott Hartnell.

Known more for his Ronald MacDonald-esque hair, Hartnell is a key member of the Flyers offense. He's a player that is expected to score 25-30 goals, throw his body around with reckless disregard, and a player that is willing to take the punishment that comes with positioning himself in front of the net, which Hartnell does on a nightly basis.

A prototypical Power Forward, Hartnell, who stands 6’2" and weighs in at 210 pounds, is a heart and soul type of player that wears his heart on his sleeve and bleeds Orange and Black. His ability to clog the front of the net is well documented, as are his occasional questionable hits and actions.

Tough, defensively responsible, and willing to fight, Hartnell is the glue ...

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