The New Look Philadelphia Flyers: Early Effects from the 2011 Offseason

October 14th, 2011 by Bryan Hassett Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia Flyers offered their fans more excitement during the 2011 offseason than many teams do during the actual NHL season.

Of course, with all the additions and subtractions (nine of 20 players in the Flyers starting lineup this year were new to the team), there were a lot of questions about how the team would play.

Would they be able to find the kind of chemistry that all good teams inevitably discover? Would the players live up to their new contracts? Could any of the new young acquisitions replace the lost scoring? And how would those who stuck around react to the massive overhaul?

Well, winning tends to alleviate a lot of concerns. And the Flyers have been doing a lot of winning early in the season.

But, as Bill Clement said, they aren't gonna go 82-0. Even three games into the season, some of the beneficial and not-so-beneficial effects of the changes have become apparent.

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