Flyers need defensive help, but could also use another forward
By Tom Dougherty | @FFTomDougherty
The Flyers haven’t had much trouble scoring goals this season. They sit second in the league with 3.33 goals per game behind the Boston Bruins, and have nine players with double digit goals and 17 goals from their defenseman.
Scoring goals hasn’t been a worrisome for the orange and black. The problem is quite clear: defensive breakdowns and goaltending. The latter is a matter of confidence; once Ilya Bryzgalov finds any sort of rhythm, the goalie play should become steadier.
Since the announcement that Chris Pronger will miss the rest of the year with post-concussion symptoms, Flyers fans have identified a defenseman as the team’s top priority at the Feb. 27 trade deadline.
While getting a veteran horse on the blue line is a must, the Flyers could also use another forward; a player who can play on the third or fourth line, but can add the occasional goal.
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