Apr 22, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers head coach Craig Berube speaks to the media after loss against the New York Rangers in game three of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers defeated the Flyers, 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

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Mark Streit should see an increased workload with the uncertain future of Kimmo Timonen. Bill Meltzer dove into Streit’s new role with the team and three trades that changed the Flyers franchise. With Kimmo Timonen out for the foreseeable future, Mark Streit will have to pick up his game to fill the void. Streit is not the same two-way threat as Timonen, but he is the best offensive defenseman on the team. Streit got off to a slow start with the Flyers but picked it up as the season progressed. I featured Streit and his offensive prowess in an article I wrote during the season. Streit will likely move up to the first power play unit and will also likely move up to the first defensive pairing. Streit is best served with a defensive defenseman who can sit back in case Streit decides to join the rush. The best partner for Streit may be Andrew MacDonald. The advanced stats on MacDonald are bleak to say the least, but when he is paired with Streit, Streit benefits. (Chart via Broad Street Hockey.) macdonald d pair corsi It is Philadelphia Flyers day at Pro Hockey Talk. PHT gives a quick recap of the Flyers 2013-14 season and a quick recap of the offseason. A quick read and a nice way to refresh on everything that has happened during the last year. Craig Berube has sought out Ken Hitchcock and Mike Babcock for some tips on coaching. The most successful people are the ones who are always working and always want to learn from the best. Fred Shero spent years picking the brains of the Soviet coaches and studying their systems. Both Hitchcock and Babcock have a Stanley Cup ring and continue to put out the best teams in the National Hockey League. Babcock worked a miracle with the Detroit Red Wings during the 2013-14 season with all of the injuries the team had. Berube was not perfect during his first year as head coach, but that was expected. Chip Kelly made several mistakes during his first year as head coach, but he is always looking to better himself. Berube is no different.

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