The New Guys

A new season and a bunch of new guys on the team.
Martin Biron G - Picked up from the Buffalo Sabres for a second round 2007 draft pick. Biron a Sabres first round draft pick back in 95 has played 316 games has 140 wins 2.55 GAA, .909 Sv% with 18 shutouts. The Flyers are hoping that Biron will be that sustainable #1 goalie that they have been missing for years.

Danny Briere C - The Flyers signed Briere to a 8 year contract this summer. Briere was a first round draft pick of the Coyotes in 1996. Briere has played 523 games and has 175 goals, 238 assists, with a -6 plus/minus. The Flyers are hoping Briere can be that #1 center.

Braydon Coburn D - The Flyers picked up Coburn from Atlanta trading away Alexei Zhitnik last season. Coburn was a first round draft pick of the Thrashers in 2003. TSN has Coburns potential as a top 4 defenseman.

Scott Hartnell LW/RW - The Flyers picked up Hartnell from Nashville this summer for a first round draft pick. Hartnell was a Nashville first round draft pick in 2000. TSN has Hartnell as a potential power forward.

Lasse Kukkonen D - The Flyers picked up Kukkonen from Chicago last season trading away Kyle Calder. Kukkonen was a 5th round Chicago draft pick in 2003. Kukkonen was picked up to help Pitkanen who is now gone.

Joffrey Lupul RW - The Flyers picked up Lupul & Smith in the Pitkanen & Sanderson trade this summer to the Oilers. Lupul was an Anaheim first round draft pick in 2002.

Jason Smith D - Smith was a Devils first round draft pick in 1992.

Scottie Upshall LW/RW - Flyers picked up Upshall with the Forsberg trade to Nashville. Upshall was a first round draft pick of Nashville in 2002. Upshall had 6 goals and 7 assists in 18 games last year with the Flyers.

Kimmo Timonen D - Flyers picked up Timonen from Nashville this summer. Timonen was a Kings 10th round draft pick back in 1993. Might possibly see Timonen and his brother get some ice time together.

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