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The Philadelphia Flyers Could Use More Defense

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

As mentioned, the offseason is far from over, and maybe Fletcher has more moves that will strengthen the defense.

If not, he is gambling that his blueliners make up for their defensive shortcomings with their offense.

Yes, it would be exciting to watch, but would it be effective?

“Why not?” Fletcher said when asked if Gostisbehere and Gustafsson could both be regulars. “I think Provorov’s elite defensively. [Travis] Sanheim and Myers, in my opinion, will become elite shutdown defensemen in this league. Justin Braun is an elite defender. [Robert] Hägg is a good defender. So why not have a couple guys that can spring your offense? If we can defend less, that would be a great thing.”

Under Fletcher’s direction, the Flyers made major strides last season, so maybe his out-of-the-box offseason will pay dividends.

But I still think something else is in the works.

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