What do you guys think of this projected lineup for next year? Has the team gotten better? Has the team gotten worse? Have we simply just stayed where we were last year? Obviously the lines are up in the air I just threw these together for effect.
I personally think that our offense will be perfectly fine. We will hopefully be getting back a 40+ goal scorer which instantly makes us a better team, in Gagne. I am a huge fan of Claude Giroux and feel he is going to surprise alot of people this year and play a big roll in this teams success. Metro was a great pickup as well. I think he is really going to help this team out ancoring down the 4th line at center and kind of playing the rolls of RJ and Kapanen in that he can play all positions like RJ and he can fill in within the top 9 from the 4th line like Kapanen did. Great pickup. I am happy with the offense... we could possibly use another winger, however, in my opinion. But not necessary.
The defense is up in the air in my opinion. There is absolutely no question Homer did what he said he was going to do and made the defense a much more mobile defense. Re-signing Jones was a great move, however, at nearly 3mill a year I think thats ridiculous, making more then Coburn?? But it is what it is. I think the thing that we really need is Eminger to get himself together and improve here in Philly. One thing that happened last year under Stevens was ALL the young players got better, hopefully he does the same for Eminger. I am not a fan of Parent being pushed from the top 6 d-men. He will be the first guy in for injury or if Hatcher doesn't stick with the club, but it makes me sick to think he is currently not in the top 6 d-men. All in all the defense definately will have a different look next year and hopefully it works out well with our offense.
LETS GO FLYERS!!!