Analysis of the New-Look Philadelphia Flyers Following Their Overhaul

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Analysis of the New-Look Philadelphia Flyers Following Their Overhaul
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Now that the first round of the 2011 NHL Draft has come and gone; we can now assess the compensation that the Philadelphia Flyers received in yesterday's monumental deals.

The Flyers sent a drastic message to the their players, and the NHL as a whole for that matter, that stretches far beyond simply clearing cap space to sign a No. 1 goaltender.  

The Flyers put their team, just one year removed from a Stanley Cup Finals appearance, on notice that at no point will a lackadaisical or seemingly apathetic mentality towards the game be accepted by any player on the franchise.

We all know what the Flyers gave up when they elected to trade captain Mike Richards to Los Angeles, and leading goal-scorer Jeff Carter to Columbus.  Now let's take a look at what the team will look like with its new faces, as well as how things will change among the current players.

First up, let's look at how a couple of current players with fill the void left by Richards and Carter.

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