The Flyers Are Facing Difficult Roster Decisions

Published October 2, 2023 at 11h50
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
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After some preseason and training camp action, the Philadelphia Flyers are gaining clarity on their opening night roster. Young players are making their cases for a spot, potentially impacting the team's performance.

Emil Andrae: With the Flyers facing defensive challenges, 21-year-old Emil Andrae could secure a spot in the opening lineup. He combines solid defense with promising offensive skills. While he made a costly mistake in a preseason game, his willingness to learn is a positive sign. Andrae's path to a roster spot isn't blocked by veterans, and if he continues to impress, he could be a regular top-four defenseman in 2023-24.

Bobby Brink: Initially, it seemed unlikely for Bobby Brink to make the forward corps due to depth. However, his strong preseason performance, with three points in three games, has turned heads. His speed and offensive flair could benefit the team. Still, competition is tough, with players like Nicolas Deslauriers and Garnet Hathaway in the mix. Brink's destiny is in his hands, and while he might not start on opening day, he'll have a chance to earn his spot.

Egor Zamula: Another surprise is the emergence of Egor Zamula, who shone in a preseason game against the Boston Bruins. He looks like a transformed player after bulking up in the offseason. His chemistry with Travis Sanheim is promising, and they could provide stability to the Flyers' defense. If Zamula continues to impress, he's a strong contender for a roster spot.


Despite the Flyers' ongoing defensive challenges, the competition for spots bodes well for the team's depth and future prospects.

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