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01-23-2013, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Zip15 View Post
What "many" forwards? As my Flyer-fan coworkers predicted before the season, the Flyers are a startling parallel to the Philadelphia Phillies: a former offensive juggernaut about to become league-average offensively, or worse. They've bled so much talent over the last couple years. Carter. Richards. Jagr. Leino who, say what you want, did work in that organization. Even JVR. And now with Briere out, and Schenn/Couturier not quite ready for prime time offensively, they're forced to hope guys like Read and Simmonds can replicate career seasons in order to find some offense after Giroux/Hartnell--the latter also coming off a career season. Gone are the days when that team could roll three fearsome lines at you.
Giroux
Briere
Schenn
Couturier
Hartnell
Read
Simmonds
Vorachek

Is more offensive talent than the Sabres and just about any team in the NHL have. They've also got good young prospects in Laughton and Wellwood who are solid top nine guys. It's not that they don't have the talent, they're just starting slowly. Every NHL team goes through a few games where they can't score, especially with the circumstances we're seeing now.

Trying to evaluate them after 2-3 games is just silly. The talent is definitely there for the Flyers, it's nowhere near time for them to hit the panic button.

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