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Last Season: 47-23-12 (First in Division, Second in Conference)
Key Additions: LW Jaromir Jagr, G Ilya Bryzgalov, RW Wayne Simmons, C Maxime Talbot, D Andres Lilja
Key Losses: C Mike Richards, C Jeff Carter, LW Ville Leino, RW Nikolay Zherdev, LW Dan Carcillo, G Brian Boucher
Philadelphia won the Atlantic last year and finished at second place in the East a season after making it to the Stanley Cup Final; so, why did they change up their team so much?
They traded away two great players that wore letters with the Flyers (Richards and Carter), decided against bringing back two of their great enforcers (Leino and Carcillo), and brought in a highly experimental comeback story in Jagr.
None of this makes sense to me, but the one thing that does make sense is switching goaltender Brian Boucher with Ilya Bryzgalov, bringing in a lot more stability and predictability to Philly's goaltending situation.
But a goaltender is only part of a team, and what the Flyers did with the rest of their team over the offseason has left me scratching my head.