It’s September; and we have reached one more milestone before the start of the 2011-12 NHL season.
With the countdown until October and reaching that final threshold before the puck drops in the regular season Fansided is going to take a look at each team in the league one day at a time.
Today we take a trip to the City of Brotherly Love. Kind of Ironic that the fans there have a bad reputation for their behavior when they city was founded with such noble intentions.
Anyway back to hockey…
The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired many this season: Jaromir Jagr being the big focus along with Ilya Bryzgalov in net; but the Flyers have also added former Red Wings Andreas Lilja to their blueline.
Last season, there were a ton of things that went wrong. The talent was there, but the desire waned and never came back. For most of the year, the team completely destroyed everyone at will. When they started realizing how good they were, they stopped hustling. Bad habits crept into their play, and they started losing.
Eugene Markman goes on to explain the outlook for this season…
Scoring will be a bit harder to come by. Giroux and Briere are now the top centers, and behind them, we don’t know what else we have. In addition, the Flyers expect JVR to play like the monster that he was in the playoffs last year. We’ll have to wait and see how well the new guys and the youth infusion mesh. All of the lines will be new, so right now it’s impossible to guess how potent the offense really will be.