Travelers bring Tortorella after disappointing weather

Following the NHL draft, free agency and other off-season moves, NHL.com is examining where each team is ahead of the 2022–23 regular season, which begins October 7. Today, Philadelphia Flyers:

2021-22 Season: 25-46-11, eighth in the Metropolitan Division; Did not qualify for Stanley Cup playoffs

major arrivals

Tony DiAngeloD: The 26-year-old was acquired for three draft picks on July 8 with the Carolina Hurricanes and signed a two-year contract three days later. DiAngelo, who was born in Sewell, New Jersey, had 51 points, including an NHL career-high 41 in 64 regular-season games and 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 14 Stanley Cup playoff games last season. Help was included. , Nicolas DeslauriersF: The 31-year-old signed a four-year contract on July 13. The Deslauriers had 13 points (eight goals, five assists) in 81 games with the Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild last season, including three goals in 20 games after trades. Wild on March 19th… Justin BraunD: The 35-year-old, who signed a one-year contract to return to Philadelphia on July 13, had 18 points, including an NHL career-high six goals, in 69 games with the Flyers and New York Rangers last season. After being acquired by New York in a trade on March 21, he had two points (one goal, one assist) in eight regular-season games and one assist in 19 playoff games. , troy grosnickeYes: The 32-year-old signed a one-year contract on July 13 after 16-6-4 and led the American Hockey League last season with Providence with 2.00 goals, averaging 30 games and .933 saving percentage. Although Gronik has made only four starts in the NHL since he signed a unilateral contract, he will likely be the backup. carter hart this season. , John Tortorella, Coach: The 64-year-old was hired on 17 June to replace Mike Yeo, who took over on 6 December after Alain Vignoault was fired. Tortorella is 14th in NHL history with 673 wins in 20 seasons as coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Rangers. , Vancouver Canucks and Columbus Blue Jackets. He also won the Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004 and the Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year twice (2004, 2017).

major departure

Oscar Lindblom, F: Lindblom signed a two-year contract with the San Jose Sharks on July 13, a day after the Flyers bought the final season of his three-year contract. He had 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) in 79 matches last season. , Martin JonesYes: Jones signed a two-year contract with the Seattle Kraken on July 13. He was 12-18-3 in 35 games (33 starts) last season with a 3.42 GAA and .900 save percentage. , Nate Thompson, F: Thompson, who is still an unrestricted free agent, had three points (one goal, two assists) in 33 games last season.

on the cusp

cam yorkD: The 21-year-old, who was selected with the number 14 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, had 10 points (three goals, seven assists) and an average of 19:05 on ice time in 30 games last season. York also had 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 34 games with the AHL’s Leigh Valley. , Wade Allison, F: 52), a second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, sustained a knee injury in his only NHL game last season, leaving him seven weeks out. Allison had 17 points (10 goals, seven assists) in 28 AHL games. , Bobby BrinkF: The 21-year-old, who had surgery for a torn labrum this season and is expected to be in remission for several months, made four assists in 10 games last season after signing a three-year entry-level contract on April 10 . A second-round pick (number 34) in the 2019 draft, Brink led the NCAA with 57 points (14 goals, 43 assists) from 41 games to help the University of Denver win the national championship. , Noah CatesF: The 23-year-old, who was selected in the fifth round (number 137) of the 2017 NHL Draft, had nine points (five goals, four assists) in 16 games after signing a two-year entry-level contract. 27 March. Keats also had 24 points (11 goals, 13 assists) in 37 games as a senior at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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what do they still need

to stay healthy. defense personnel ryan aliso He played only four games last season, his first in Philadelphia since an acquisition in a trade with the Nashville Predators because of what he called a “multilevel” lower body injury. He said in May that he hoped to recover for the centers as well as the training camp Sean Couturier (back surgery) and Kevin Hayes (abdominal/hip surgery), each of whom lost significant time last season. ahead joel farabiq He may miss the start of the season after having disc replacement surgery in his cervical area on June 24.

They said

“We will be a much better team. We will be a very competitive team. A lot of things that we really struggled with last year, I think we have a chance to be much better, whether it is against our goals, our structure , our penalty kills, and especially our power play.” — General Manager Chuck Fletcher

imaginary focus

DeAngelo could have sneaky fantasy appeal if he falls in the draft after being moved by storm from Stanley Cup contenders to the Flyers, who have missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons. DeAngelo should quarterback the first power-play unit with couturier and right wing cam atkinson, which has concluded under Tortorella in the past (NHL career-high 41 goals with the Blue Jackets in 2018-19). DeAngelo should be considered a fringe top 30 defenseman and top 150 player after finishing 11th in points per game (0.80; minimum 20 games) in his place last season. – Anna Dua

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Estimated Lineup

Scott Laughton – Sean Couturier – Cam Atkinson;

James Van Rimsdieck — Kevin Hayes — Travis Konkenny

Noah Cates – morgan frost , Owen Tippit

Nicolas Deslauriers – Patrick Brown — Tanner Laczynski

Ivan Provorov — Tony DiAngelo

Travis Sanheim , rasmus ristolainen

Cam York – Justin Braun

carter hart

troy grosnicke

injured: Ryan Ellis (lower body), Joel Farabee (upper body)

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