Throughout the summer, Flyers Head Coach Ken Hitchcock will be periodically answering questions that you submit. Below is the first edition of "Ask Hitch!" as the head coach dug into his mailbag to answer some of your questions.
June 1, 2006
After seeing Jeff Carter have some success at the World Championships on the penalty kill, is there any chance of working him into our PK this upcoming season?
“I think that’s just the natural evolution of a player like Jeff. This year, we tried to increase his ice time on the special teams side and mostly on the power play. It’s a lot harder to kill penalties in the NHL than it is to play on the power play. It’s much more physically demanding, and it’s hard for a first year player to be on both and then try to keep his competitive focus. We anticipate him getting more and more time, especially because he can take faceoffs on the right side, so that will help.”