Concerned, but not.
So after the first 2 games of the season I am concerned about the 2 loses and the slippery slope the Flyers are on. Without winning a few games in the next stretch they could find themselves in a hole difficult to crawl out of. And please don't preach about other teams in the past, they didnít have 3 point SO games to factor in.
So with that said, I can say I am really not very concerned about this team. Bryz has looked good in his first 2 starts. Of the goals he has let in, you can only ask that he could make a big save on 1 or 2 of them, but really they were good goals. He hasn't misplayed the puck causing a goal, and his angles look good. Solid.
Onto Defense. I originally thought this would be our Achilles heal. Well, I am happy with the additions of Schenn and Foster, and Meszaros looks better then I thought he would. Grossmann doesn't look as impressive as he did last season, but again the defense did a great job against Pittsburgh, and on 5-0n-5 did a good-decent job on Buffalo. I'm not too worried unless there is an injury.
Our offense is just fine. It is only a matter of time, and some not so superior goaltending away from opening up. Voracek and Hartnell haven't shown me much, but Simmonds, Giroux, Schenn, Couts, and others look very comfortable. Only a matter of time IMO.
On Laughton. At first I was pissed they drafted this guy instead of a defenseman. I was "WTF" they already have Giroux, Schenn, and Couturier... plus Cousins... Who needs another center?" I was wrong. He looks awesome. Pushes hard for the puck... is in the right place at the right time.... It is only a matter of time before the pucks start going in for him. While Couts was more of a defensive player, I am more impressed with Laughton's play then I was with Couts play on this trial. I sure hope this kid sticks when Briere comes back. Wouldn't mind making room for him at all.
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