Flyers flying high

The Flyers have been off to a great start this season, arguably the best team in the NHL right now. However, like every team in the NHL the flyers are going to try and improve themselves as the season goes on. Below I am going to look at a few players who might find themselves playing in a new city sometime this season…Pavel Brendl-he’s played well, but really isn’t getting any opporitunity in Philly. Still, one must wonder if he will live up to his potential or is Pavel Brendl a bust? Chicago has surfaced in a few rumors noted on and Spector’s site. Personally, I would like to see Brendl when he gets a chance to play with Handzus and Somik on a line, I think that could definetly be a productive line. It seems he’s on the trading block though so we’ll just have to see what happens with Brendl.

Dan McGillis-Dan has been a solid defensemen here, but a few days ago was benched and may be in Hitch’s doghouse. I would definetly like to see some better offensive numbers from McGillis, but he’s hasn’t been very productive in the offensive zone the past 2 years. I remember him having a cannon from the point, he just has been reluctant to shoot or has not had the chances it seems. He was mentioned in a potential deal with Boston for a certain injury prone defender, not sure how if that’s who the flyers need though. I’d sooner see them try to deal him to a team like the sharks perhaps with St. Jaques for Suart who remains unsigned. Which brings up another player…

Bruno St. Jaques-He was given Luke Richardson’s spot on the roster and lost it to Denis Seidenburg in a close battle for the last spot. Seidneburg has since proved he definetly earned the spot in his blistering slapshots from the point. Bruno may have lost his chance to play for the flyers and be sent packing due to simply a logjam of defensive prospects. I doubt the flyers will keep him with the phantoms when they could probably deal him with another player to gain a decnt addition to the team.

Finally, I would like to go so far as to assure everyone that the flyers will not add a goaltender this season. Hitch has 2 solid goalies in Checkmanek and Esche. Chechmanek is playing well in goal, occasionally giving up some week goals in blowout games, but when the games have been tight, Chechmanek has been very good. Esche has played great backing up Chechmanek and definetly proved he can take this team should an injury or poor play on Chechmanek’s part require him to start for an extended period of time. Right now, Esche and Handzus are defiinetly benefitting from the change of scenery, playing great and making Clarke look like a genius for aquiring them for just Boucher.

That’s all I have for now…

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