The Philadelphia Flyers are one of the most electric teams in the NHL. Their games are full of big hits and even bigger goals, mostly provided by their forwards. Still though, could their forward lines get any better?
Make no question about it, Philadelphia under-performed last season when it really mattered. Last year's playoffs saw them having an incredible series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, one where they scored 31 goals in only six games. In the Conference Semifinals against the New Jersey Devils, the Flyers were outscored 18-11 in five games and easily lost the series.
Clearly the Flyers are inconsistent, light on players, and even short on talent with their defensemen and goaltending, but Philadelphia lost the series against the Devils because they couldn't beat Martin Brodeur in net, something that their forwards are largely responsible for.
Smoothing out all of the rough areas for the Flyers will be important, but finding a way for their forwards to get it done in the playoffs has to be among the most crucial.
Let's take a look at three steps that the Flyers should take to help improve their forward lines.