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01-23-2013, 08:08 PM
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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.
Briere is injured. Couturier and Schenn are good players, but they're still young. Expecting them to be much more than .5 ppg players this season isn't a smart bet. Voracek is a softer Drew Stafford. Hartnell's career shooting % was under 11% before his 16% last year--hello, regression to the mean. Read shot over 14%, which is likely unsustainable. Eric Wellwood? Who? He of 9 pts in 29 games for the Phantoms? Who's worried about him? Laughton is a nice prospect, and will be a solid player in a few years, but he's far from an offensive dynamo, even in the OHL.
They've bled a TON of offensive talent over the last two years. They're not nearly as deep as they were two years ago, or even last year.
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