The Philadelphia Flyers made massive changes to a roster that just two years ago was two wins away from being Stanley Cup Champions. They have traded away their captain and top scorer for a younger and unproven group of players, including top prospect Brayden Schenn.
Many Flyers fans find it hard to believe that this current roster has their team in a better position to win a Stanley Cup than in previous years, but the Vegas odds-makers feel differently, as they have them at seven-to-one odds behind only the Vancouver Canucks.
Surprised? Don't be. The Philadelphia Flyers were able to trade away Mike Richards and Jeff Carter because they have a star in the making who is ready for more ice time in James Van Riemsdyk.
Here are five reasons why JVR is ready to become a superstar.