The Philadelphia Flyers have had lots of great lines in their history. From the LCB Line to the Crazy Eights to the Legion of Doom, the Flyers have had several great combos of players that have matched up well. Sometimes, it is just a pairing. For a decade, Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek formed one of the greatest dynamic duos in team history as well as a formidable pair in the Metropolitan Division.
As the Flyers are enmeshed in training camp, GM Daniel Briere and head coach John Tortorella are busy seeing who is coming to camp ready to play. With a lot of young talent there, some are trying to earn a spot on the roster and prove that they belong in Philly. Others are struggling. Still, there are other guys who may need some more seasoning in Lehigh Valley.
One of the tasks that Briere and Tortorella have to do is try to see what lines they can assemble. What players seem to click the best with each other? Who has great chemistry? Right now, Travis Konecny, Sean Couturier, and Owen Tippett are spending a lot of time with each other and look as if they are projecting to be the team’s top line.
One possible line combo could present some fun possibilities. I would like to present a line of Morgan Frost, Tyson Foerster, and Joel Farabee. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the “Three F’s”.
These are three young players that the Flyers are hoping to build around. All three are first round picks. This is a lot of speed and youth into one line. Seeing them grow and connect with each other would allow them to really excel. This would also create a third line of Scott Laughton, Cam Atkinson, and Noah Cates which would be a good second or third line unit for the Flyers.
The Three F’s, if they click, could also create a fun buzz around the Wells Fargo Center. Imagine them hitting the ice or scoring a goal and the whole arena go “Fffffffffffffffffffffffffffff!” To me, that seems like that would be great. Just like when Philly fans who scream “Boooooooooooosh” after a great save by Brian Boucher.
It will be interesting to see what comes out of training camp. Still, I think the Three F’s would bring some excitement back to Flyers hockey. If anything, it would be a great way to evaluate three rising stars that you are hoping to build a future around.