After a revolutionary 2011 offseason at the hands of General Manager Paul Holmgren, the Philadelphia Flyers enter the upcoming season with many questions.
Uncertainty surrounds what exactly a sensible prediction for the team is.
Will the signing of Ilya Bryzgalov make the Flyers a team that shuts down the opposition and wins defensively? Are the acquisitions of Jaromir Jagr, Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds too little to make up for the loss of Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and Ville Leino? Will this team be able to score?
As a team, the Philadelphia Flyers will have to prove their status as a Stanley Cup contender remains intact.
Individually, each player has his own merits to ascertain. Here are the areas in which top forwards on the depth chart will be looking to excel.