While questions may continue to linger about the Flyers' defense, there's no concern about the team's ability to produce on offense.
Philadelphia finished third among all NHL clubs last season in goals scored with 264 conversions. New York, despite finishing first overall in the East, finished eighth in the conference with just 226 goals.
The Rangers went through long stretches last season where goals were hard to come by. That prompted New York to jettison two young, promising forwards in Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov to Columbus in exchange for Nash.
The dynamic former Blue Jacket will certainly make the Rangers more explosive up front but New York still doesn't have nearly the offensive depth that can be found in Philly.
The Flyers' roster currently features nine different forwards who registered 20 or more points last season, including six skaters who tallied 40 or more points a year ago. What's more, Philly's roster boasts nine forwards who were double-digit goal producers last season.
Meanwhile, New York's roster heading into the upcoming season features just seven forwards who notched 20 or more points last season and just five who tallied 40 or more points last year. The Rangers also only showcase seven double-digit goal scorers from a season ago.
What's even more encouraging for the Orange and Black is the fact that Philly's forwards are largely younger than those of the Rangers.
The average age of Philadelphia's nine 20-point producers from a season ago is 26.7 while the average age of New York's seven 20-point scorers last year is 27.1
The Flyers will continue to be able to roll four effective lines while the Rangers will need to rely on several standout forwards like Nash, Gaborik and Richards.
Depth may not look all that sexy on paper but it wins hockey games. And with the kind of depth Philadelphia has the Flyers should be well suited to win more than their fair share of games against the Rangers.