Now, after clearing house last summer, the Flyers have one of the younger teams in the league and certainly have one of the best crop of rookie talent on their roster.
I don't think some people realize how much pressure has been handled by this young bunch, and handled well I'd say. Playing in Philadelphia is hard enough, let alone having to fill in for superstars like Jaromir Jagr and Chris Pronger.
The young group of rookies have excelled in their new roles in the NHL and are thriving as a whole. Matt Read and Sean Couturier even participated in the NHL's All-Star weekend.
It is safe to say that if it wasn't for the play of these young guns, the Flyers would not be sitting this high up in the standings this far into the season. The maturity of this young group will decide how much further this Flyers team goes in the playoffs.
Here is a list power ranking the top Flyers' rookies.