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12-09-2013, 07:09 PM
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Decisions need to be made, but which ones?

The Flyers, as currently built, are a team that will likely hover around the .500 and maybe sneak into the playoffs with some good luck. The change in coaches, from Peter Laviolette to Craig Berube, has yielded some benefits, but there’s also areas on the roster that need work.

As it stands, the Flyers defense corps is too slow, too inconsistent and far too easy to forecheck into oblivion. The Flyers are struggling to score, but the big issue is the transition game. The forwards have to back check and then carry the puck through the neutral zone, which saps energy and causes the team to have issues sustaining offensive zone time. The defense’s inability to consistently hit guys in motion leads to a slow moving attack that is easy to contain.
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