Tank Watch Vol. 2: Not Looking Great
It’s not looking great as far as the Tank Watch is concerned. The Flyers have gone on a roll gaining points in their last 4 games against decent opponents as well.
The way these points are coming are from the young players which softens the blow a bit. Tyson Foerster has 6 points in his first 7 games and has his coach smiling at the press conferences when speaking about him.
It’s not all bad.
Everything about this play was absolutely beautiful. pic.twitter.com/yJd4kelZEw
— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) March 24, 2023
Players like Owen Tippett, Morgan Frost, Cam York, Noah Cates, and Tyson Foerster are all critical components to our future. If you can the most out of them, then factor in Cutter Gauthier and the 2023 first, it begins to get easier to be excited.
Not only are the Flyers winning but everyone else is losing to make it even worse. Montreal has stagnated and Arizona is slowly slipping under us.
Philadelphia: 5-4 SO Win vs. MIN
Montreal: 4-2 loss vs. BOS
Vancouver: 7-2 win vs. SJS
Anaheim: 3-2 loss vs. WPG
He’s not Bedard, but you still want him: Zach Benson
Benson is one of the best playmaking forwards in the draft. Almost all scouts mention his high IQ on the ice and play driving ability when speaking of him. The only unanimous knock on him is his “average skating” yet it doesn’t appear to be that large of an issue.
He has 98 points (36 G, 62A) in 60 games for the Winnipeg Ice in the WHL and is second in short-handed goals with 6.
Him and his coach James Patrick have had a long building relationship that Benson said helped complete his game. His coach also credits Benson’s work ethic for his tremendous growth throughout the years.
Zach Benson is projected near the Flyers likely picking range, so keep a close eye on him as we get down the stretch this summer.
The Flyers play Detroit and Montreal next to close out their home stand. Hopefully we can put together some big losses to get us back into the bottom-5.
Mandatory Credit: Johnny Ulecka