Philadelphia Flyers: 4 players who’ve made “the leap” this year

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Philadelphia Flyers, Travis Konecny
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Travis Konecny

It’s hard to express how important fourth-year winger Travis Konecny has been to the Flyers’ success this year. And that’s a relief, because this is absolutely what the Flyers needed him to do.

Konecny seemed to stagnate in Year 3 of his career, popping in the same 24 goals that he did the year before while adding just two extra points. Not terrible, but it’s also not what you have to have from a former first-round pick who you believe can be a top-line player.

Konecny has quieted any and all concerns with an all-star season that sees him at a career-high 58 points and counting. He scored a pair of goals in the Flyers’ season-opening win in the Czech Republic, and he’s been consistent ever since.

Konecny has been especially sizzling of late, posting 11 points in his last 6 games, a stretch that includes a trio of 3-point performances. It looks like the benchmarks of 30 goals and 70 points could be the expectation every year for the foreseeable future.

Honorable Mention: Oskar Lindblom was obviously ticketed for this list before his cancer diagnosis. Nevertheless, we’re still excited to see him back on the ice next season as we all remain #OskarStrong.

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Join us again on February 29, 2024 as we talk about some more players who have made the leap for the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup Champion Flyers. Hey, I can dream.