Now that the NHL lockout is mercifully over, fans across the hockey landscape can go back to doing that which fans do best—analysing their teams.
Who's the go-to scoring machine? Who's the shutdown two-way forward tasked with protecting a late one-goal lead? Who's going to power the power play? And who doesn't belong on the roster at all?
Those questions and many more can now be endlessly debated with a season (albeit a shortened one) just a little over a week away.
As with most teams, some of those questions are easy to answer for the Philadelphia Flyers while others warrant further investigation. But at least they're now really worth considering.
With that, here's a look at the Flyers' anticipated forward depth chart heading into the 2013 season.