Losers: Wade Allison and Tanner Laczynski
Bobby Brink and Tyson Foerster have both looked excellent in the Philadelphia Flyers’ development camp, and that can only mean bad news for the veteran duo of Wade Allison and Tanner Laczynski.
Wade Allison and Tanner Laczynski both played a decent chunk of games for the Flyers last season – Allison played in 60 whilst Laczynski got in on 32. However, a paltry 26 points were scored between the two. The Flyers’ power play finished dead-last in the National Hockey League in the 2022-23 season, and their lack of depth played a huge part in that.
On the flip side, Bobby Brink and Tyson Foerster have flat-out dominated at development camp. Brink produced several highlight reel moves to either create a scoring chance or put the puck in the net himself. Less than a year removed from hip surgery, Brink looks quicker and more electric than ever.
Tyson Foerster, on the other hand, got the runaround this week when he had to change from #18 back to #71 because of the Marc Staal signing. #18 definitely has the look and feel of an NHL regular’s number, but it doesn’t seem like that will hold Foerster back all that much.
Foerster’s shot is as good as it’s always been, and he’s been putting it to work in development camp. Based on some of his practice reps and extensive work with Patrick Sharp, it seems like the Philadelphia Flyers already have an outline of what they expect Foerster’s role to be with the Flyers this year. That role is going to be putting a lot of pucks in the back of the net.