With 16 games played this season, the Flyers are about 1/5 of the way throught their 82 game season. With a record of 5-10-1 there are not a lot of positives. But at this early point in the season, who do you think have been the Flyers best five players? Feel free to disagree with me and leave your thoughts in the comment section. I would love to hear what other Flyers fans think! This is my list:
5. Sean Couturier
I know, he has not scored a goal. However, he does all of the little things well. His ice time is up to 18:17 per game and he has shut down opposing scorers. He averages 3:02 of PK time per game for the 8th best PK in the NHL (his ice time on the PK is only behind shut down defensemen Braydon Coburn and Nicklas Grossmann). His face-off win percentage has increased from 43.9% last season to 53.2% this season. If there is one word to describe Couturier this year, it is reliable. He has had increased offensive chances over the past few games and is due for a goal. It is his work in the small areas that made me put him on this list.