Once upon a time, the Philadelphia Flyers were one of the teams favored to win the Stanley Cup. Now, probably not so much. You may or may not have noticed that they’ve tweaked their roster a bit over the last few days. You see, back in 2010, they actually made the final round of the playoffs, and came within two games of winning it all. After the season, the champion Chicago Blackhawks were under financial constraints mandated by the league, and thus had to unload a few of their own players. Due to this, many believed that our beloved Flyers were the team to beat in the 2010-11 season. Unfortunately, we fell short of that lofty goal, causing our GM to start making changes. So here we are, 13 months away from our Finals appearance. And here is what’s left of that roster:
Of the 28 players on the roster (according to Wikipedia), we have lost, let go, or traded 14 of them. Most of the ones who remain are not the main cogs in the machine. Talk about blowing things up, eh?
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