Philadelphia Flyers Expectations for Brayden Schenn Are Sky High

By Randy Holt

Whether it’s for Shea Weber or Bobby Ryan, there has been a great deal of discussion about the Philadelphia Flyers potentially parting with one of their stud youngsters in a potential deal.

At this point, we can be pretty sure that if the Flyers do intend to move on of the young guns, it very likely isn’t going to be Brayden Schenn. Just call him untouchable at this point.

Schenn was part of the deal that sent Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings. Obviously it worked out for LA, but the Flyers think they have a potential star in Brayden Schenn.

Schenn got his first full taste of NHL action in 2011-2012 and the results were mixed, mainly because of injury. He dealt with some concussion issues early on, but came back to perform very well, including a starring role in the 2012 Winter Classic.

A versatile player, Schenn will likely see time both in the middle and on the wing. He projects to see a big increase in minutes, especially when you consider what the Flyers have lost this summer, offensively.

Having lost both Jaromir Jagr (free agency) and James van Riemsdyk (trade that brought brother Luke Schenn to Philly), you could probably expect to see Schenn jump up into the top six and skate minutes with the second unit, Potentially to the left of Sean Couturier.

We’ve seen Brayden Schenn flash some big potential in a short time. Now with a year under his belt in Philadelphia and a good chunk of NHL experience to his credit, the pressure will be on Schenn to perform.

If what we’ve seen from Schenn so far is any indication, no. 10 should have no problem meeting his high expectations and looks headed for a breakout year, assuming he can stay healthy.

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