I'm suprised at how big the Flyers got this off-season. I was looking at the numbers and here are the Heights of all the Flyers. Couple that with Lavi's aggresive Forecheck and I think that we will suprise people that expect us to take a step back this year. Do I still want a true goal scorer, yes, but take a look at these lines:
JVR (6'3") Giroux (5'11") Jagr (6'3")- I think this line is going to light up the score sheet. Giroux's ability to find anyone at any time with a pass coupled with Jagr's ability to use his body and speed to manuvere around defense, and open up space for his line mates is going to be huge... All JVR will have to do is drive the net, get a call or 2, and pick up the trash...
Hartnell (6'2") Briere (5'10") Vorachek (6'2")- This is going to be a repeat of the Leino line... Vorachek has the ability to pass just like Leino did, and I think he will be able to dig pucks out more then Leino did... A very solid 2nd line.
Schenn (6'1") Couturier (6'3") Simmonds (6'2")- This reminds me of the JVR-Giroux-Asham line from 3 years ago... Simmonds protects Schenn and Couturier, but with thier size and thier abilities they should be able to produce more. In addition, Schenn and Couturier are more defensive responcible then Giroux and JVR were, and could step right in and play.
Talbot (5'11") Betts (6'3") Nodl (6'1")- Hopefully this can be an energy line like the Betts Lappy and Carcillo line from 3 years ago... At the very least it is a SOLID shut-down line.
Pronger (6'6") Coburn (6'5")- Philly's version of the 2 towers... I think Coburn stepped up his game enough to jump on the first pairing.
Timonen (5'10") Gustafsson (5'10")- Have similar playing styles. I couldnt think of a better role-model for Gusta then Timonen. Both are also excellent skaters and can be used to match up against another team's speedy talent.
Carle (6'0") -Meszaros (6'2")- I think this would also be a solid pairing... Carle and Meszaros could compliment eachother nicely.
If we need to inject the line-up with some tough stuff we could add Sestito (6'5").
And then we have
Last edited by Youarewrong; 07-07-2011 at 04:13 PM.
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