By Ryan Gilbert @RiskyBryzness on August 23, 2014
The Philadelphia Flyers have a good young core of players. After a disappointing season last year, the Flyers will be looking to make an impression this year. Hockey always requires a great team effort, but he are a few of the players that will help shape this upcoming season for the Flyers.
At just 21 years of age, Sean Couturier has burst onto the scene as one of the Philadelphia Flyers' most consistent players. Couturier is one of the best penalty killers in the league and plays a crucial role for the Flyers. If the Flyers want to have a good season, they need to be able to count on Couturier to continue to be a shutdown center and produce some offensively.
Vincent Lecavalier was a hot commodity during the 2013 offseason and the Flyers won the Lecavalier lottery. Unfortunately, after being praised for their signing, they were then displeased with his performance during the season. Lecavalier only scored 20 goals, the least amount he has scored in a full season since his rookie year in 1999 and was bringing down his linemates. The Flyers are going to need more from him to contend.
After the indefinite loss of Kimmo Timonen, Braydon Coburn is now in the spotlight. Along with Mark Streit, Coburn will be expected to shoulder a heavy load this season. He has been underrated in the past and he will hopefully thrive in the spotlight given this big opportunity.
Goaltending wins games. Steve Mason had a great bounce back year last year and the Flyers will be hoping that he will continue his upward trend. Mason was fantastic in the playoffs and his confidence must be building as he is back into his top form. If Mason falters, the Flyers might be looking at some golf tee times for late April.
Claude Giroux is the most important player on the Flyers. The Hart Trophy candidate is one of the best players in the league and plays an all-around game. Giroux will be an absolutely integral part of any Flyers postseason run.
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