Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Wholesale Changes Will Hurt Them This Season

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Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Wholesale Changes Will Hurt Them This Season
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One look at the Philadelphia Flyers record this season and you would think all was going smoothly.

At 8-4-2, the Flyers have been anything but smooth and consistent. The season has really been a roller coaster ride through the first 14 games. The only thing consistent about this team is their inept ability to put the puck in the net (on either side of the ice).

The Flyers jumped out to a hot start, winning four of five, then got "lost in the woods" over the next four-game stretch, where they only won once.

Now, it is back to all systems go for the orange and black, who currently sit in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

How long can this last? Can the Flyers keep this up all season? Will some stability come from the veteran leaders on this team...or are they gone now?

Here are five reasons why the Flyers' changes this offseason may hurt them in 2012.

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