STRENGTHS: Like Lecavalier, Scott Hartnell is a big-bodied power forward with a proven track record for scoring goals. The Regina, Saskatchewan native has recorded double digit goals in 10 of his 12 NHL seasons and managed a career-high 37 goals just two years ago.
Hartnell's sturdy 6'2", 200-pound frame allows him to get to the front of the net and win battles for loose pucks in and around the goal crease. He possesses the sort of cannonating blast to score from farther out, but it's that tenacious pursuit of the puck around the net front that has transformed Hartnell into one of the more reliable goal scorers on Philly's roster.
Finally, Hartnell has been a model of durability since joining the Flyers. In six seasons in the City of Brotherly Love, the winger has missed just 19 of 458 games from 2007 to 2013.
WEAKNESSES: While he's been readily available and productive during much of his time in Philadelphia, Hartnell will have to prove that last season (16 missed games, just 8 goals in 32 contests) was simply an aberration.
What's more, his foot speed and skating ability are constant question marks. Often lined up with Giroux and Jakub Voracek, Hartnell simply doesn't possess the quick-footed skating to keep up with two of Philly's more fleet-footed skaters.
Finally, one of the team's more emotional leaders, Hartnell sometimes allows his emotions to get the better of him leading to unnecessary penalties. He's posted more than 100 penalty minutes in five of his six seasons in Philadelphia, and while the team (and the fans) enjoy the physical edge with which he plays, Hartnell needs to ensure that physicality is controlled.