3 Flyers With The Most To Prove In 2023-24

The Philadelphia Flyers might have a tough year ahead of them. Head coach John Tortorella expects effort no matter how skilled the players on the team are. This is good for young players and the team surprised many with how they ended up last season. They finally started to commit to a rebuild and traded away some key pieces. It won't be a pretty year, but there are also some players with something to prove in Philadelphia.

Cal Petersen

Cal Petersen played so bad in 2022-23 that he was demoted to the AHL and didn't play another game in the NHL last season. The 28-year-old posted a 3.75 goals against average and .868 save percentage. The Los Angeles Kings managed to dump him to Philadelphia where he should get a chance to rebound in the NHL this season. He is still being paid quite a bit, so he will be on a mission to play much better given an opportunity.

Sean Couturier

Sean Couturier missed the entire 2022-23 season and only played 29 games in 2021-22. For such a talented two-way player, he has missed a lot of time recently and it has really impacted the Flyers. He is now back and ready to go, but remains the highest paid player on the team and a leader. It is unlikely that he gets to a point-per-game, but he has to dust off the rust and prove that he hasn't lost a step in the NHL.

Cam York

Cam York will now be the go-to defenseman on the power play now that Tony DeAngelo and Ivan Provorov are gone. York is young and a solid offensive contributor given the chance. He should also have a permanent spot in the top-six with how weak the back-end is. York is the future, and that has to start now. With the opportunity in front of him, York is going to need to show even more improvement.

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