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What The Philadelphia Flyers Need

from Sam Carchidi of Philly.com,

No one cares more than No. 28. No one takes losses harder.

But — and you knew a but was coming, didn’t you? — I’m now of the belief the Flyers need more from their leadership group, Giroux included.

Now that Wayne Simmonds is no longer here, the Flyers need a veteran who will get in the face of his teammates when needed.

That’s not Giroux’s style. He played good cop and Simmonds was the bad cop.

From here, not only do the Flyers need to add three major pieces — a No. 2 center, a top-nine winger who can score 25 goals, and a first-pairing defenseman like Winnipeg’s Jacob Trouba, who is rumored to be available — but they need to find players who fit those roles and have strong personalities.

Guys who have a “follow me” attitude. Chris Pronger was like that.


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