Thursday, October 04, 2007

Flyers Here in Calgary

The totally revamped Flyers team start their season on the road and it all gets started here in Calgary. Daniel Briere (Don) and company have all taken the world on their shoulders to prove that the Philadelphia Flyers' name is more like a juggernaut again. The team really can't go anywhere but up in the standings after last season's debacle and with all the new talent that they acquired, mixed with some of their young potential, they should have themselves a season to remember and possibly a playoff birth in April.

There were only six Flyers taken in the draft a couple weeks ago, so you could say that everyone in the draft was still a tad skeptical about how well they'll actually do. Martin Biron (Chris) should be a good fit in net for the Flyers and if they can win some games, he'll definitely be the benefactor.

Mike KnubleDaniel BriereSimon Gagne
Scott HartnellJeff CarterMike Richards
Joffrey LupulR.J. UmbergerSami Kapanen
Riley CoteJim DowdBen Eager
Scottie UpshallDenis TolpekoJesse Boulerice
Kimmo TimonenRandy Jones
Lasse KukkonenBraydon Coburn
Jason SmithDerian Hatcher
Nate GueninMike Rathje
Martin Biron
Antero Niittymaki

Overall, there is still a lot of tweaking that needs to be done to this line-up, as they currently have salary figures well over the $50.4 milion cap the league has outlined. I wouldn't be surprised if Antero Niittymaki's (Box 24) name was on the block, not to mention Derian Hatcher or Sami Kapanen.

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