Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Players Who Need to Step Up in the 2011-2012 NHL Season

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Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Players Who Need to Step Up in the 2011-2012 NHL Season
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The 2011-2012 Philadelphia Flyers are a radically different team today than they were just three short months ago. Franchise cornerstones Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are gone, and with them, the team's enviable depth down the middle.

But in their place, the Flyers have added a franchise goaltender in Ilya Bryzgalov. They have added young talent across their forward lines. And they have added a player many consider to be the next Mike Richards. 

But none of that matters if the Flyers can't get back to the playoffs in 2011-2012. So the big question: who has to step up for the team to make a run at the franchise's first Stanley Cup in nearly four decades? 

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