Paul Holmgren has been steering the ship in Philadelphia through six offseasons now — seven if you include the 2006-07 season, when Bobby Clarke admitted he was asleep at the wheel. Which was his best?
Last season was a bumpy ride for the highly-paid Ilya Bryzgalov. Will he suffer the same fate next season or will he regain his top form from March?
Claude Giroux is now a superstar but there’s a long line of talented, young players behind him who have the chance to join his elite rank in upcoming seasons.