2011-12 Flyers Preview: Top 5 Concerns

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2011-12 Flyers Preview: Top 5 Concerns
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Flyers fans are looking forward to a new year with, basically, a new team.

Uncertainty is the word for Flyers fans right now.  Despite all the predictions (my own and others), there is very little we really know about this team. 

Was the CCR clique (Jeff Carter, Dan Carcillo and Mike Richards) really to blame for the team's late season woes, or just another scapegoat along the lines of Terry Murray in 1997 or Bill Barber and Eric Lindros in 2000?  

Will this team mesh early enough in 2011 to make a serious run at another Atlantic Division crown?  

Will Bryzgalov respond well to the pressures of a contract suiting a franchise goaltender?  

Optimistic predictions aside, here are the five most concerning issues regarding the new-look Flyers entering a year with tentatively high expectations.

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