Last year, the Flyers definitely showed signs of hope for the future. With the shortened regular season, the Flyers managed to hold a record of 41-21-7. With new additions, and breakout seasons for some players last season, the Flyers are set to possibly be a contender this year. But what will it take for the Flyers to truly make a deep playoff run this year?
Well we definitely need to see some more breakout seasons. Last year we saw players like Carter Hart and Joel Farabee showed star-like potential last season, so we should expect the same from a couple guys this year. We should see players like Morgan Frost and Nicolas Aube-Kubel show the hockey world what they got this year. We can also expect to see Carter Hart and Phil Myers grow more over the course of the year. It’s going to be exciting to see the youth of this franchise compete this year.
To be successful we’re also gonna need to see bounce back years from some players. Some players including Claude Giroux, JVR and Shayne Gostisbehere has very disappointing years, especially in the playoffs. We’re going to really need to see those guys step up and play a lot better this season. They need to show leadership as well. Being a coach to some of these young guys will help with future success of this team, so the older players have a big job this year.
The last thing the Flyers need is consistency in management and front office. We need to see AV do the same thing he did last year. He disciplined the players, which kept us out of the penalty box for a good amount of the year. He lit a fire under the players which definitely helped out last year. We also need to have the front office be consistent. We need smart moves, if someone gets called up they should be able to provide something to the team. That was a problem last year. The Phantom players getting called up weren’t providing, so this year we need to be better.
The Flyers have a very exciting season ahead of them. Whenever the start may be, they have to be prepared and ready to start the season hot. If they start out the season hot, who knows what would happen? Maybe the cup could be on the way to Philadelphia soon.