Among offseason movement, youth
Adding Pronger was a big deal, but two young forwards fuel summer excitement
Using the newly debuted projection system of Puck Prospectus, VUKOTA, Insider takes the temperature of players on every NHL team, checking in today with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Summer Skate -- Philadelphia Flyers
The Flyers are hoping Chris Pronger and Kimmo Timonen will provide the true No. 1 defensive pairing they have been sorely missing and that returning KHL exile Ray Emery can adequately replace the solid goaltending provided by Martin Biron last season. Philadelphia's strength still resides in its talented young forwards, and more reinforcements are on the way.
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2009 NHL OFFSEASON
The writers of Puck Prospectus break out their new VUKOTA projection system to examine players trending up and sliding down on every NHL team. And in anticipation of training camp, E.J. Hradek dishes on an intriguing player that could have a big impact in 2009-10.
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