Philadelphia Flyers Midseason Report: 5 Players Who Must Improve

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Philadelphia Flyers Midseason Report: 5 Players Who Must Improve
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After tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Philadelphia Flyers will have officially reached the midway point of the 2011-12 NHL season. 

The year has been one full of surprises, many of them pleasant, such as the emergence of Claude Giroux as a superstar, the resurgence of Jaromir Jagr’s career and the contributions of a number of young players on the team. These have all rocketed a team whose future seemed questionable to the third-best record in the Eastern Conference.

However, despite the fact that the first half of the season can be labeled nothing but a success, some players on the roster have not pulled their weight thus far.

With the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins turning into dominant forces in the East, and teams like the New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators starting to hit their strides, the Flyers will need to start firing on all cylinders in order to remain the cream of the crop in the Eastern Conference.

Here are five players whose second-half performances could make or break the season for the Flyers.

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