It hasn't exactly been a banner offseason for the Philadelphia Flyers.
First, despite monster offers to the top two free agents on the open market, Philly failed to land either Zach Parise or Ryan Suter. They opted to sign together in Minnesota.
Then, in a bold attempt to replace the injured Chris Pronger, the Flyers signed restricted free-agent Shea Weber to a whopping 14-year, $110 million offer sheet, only to see the traditionally frugal Nashville Predators match the robust deal.
Meanwhile, the players Philadelphia has acquired this summer (Luke Schenn, Ruslan Fedotenko, Bruno Gervais) are solid role players but not game changers in an Eastern Conference that saw teams like the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes drastically improve themselves this summer.
Still, it's not all gloom and doom in the City of Brotherly Love. Here are five reasons why Flyers fans shouldn't panic. Yet.