The Philadelphia Flyers, along with every other team in the NHL, are aiming for a Stanley Cup championship. And like every other team in the NHL, the first step toward getting a shot at the prize is the end of the hated NHL lockout.
If the lockout manages to end in time to salvage the 2012-13 season, the Flyers will be taking the campaign seriously no matter how short it is.
The whole team will need to function as a unit for the Flyers to find themselves in the playoffs with a legitimate shot at the title, but a few members of the squad carry a special load.
Here are the eight Flyers who are most vital to the team’s success in the 2012-13 season.