Much of the focus for the Philadelphia Flyers this summer, in terms of who is key to their success, has fallen on Claude Giroux. After his impressive season last year, Giroux is expected to shoulder the load, perhaps take on the captaincy, and become a force in the league for years to come.

As lofty as those expectations may be, there’s no reason to think that he won’t meet them. He’s already a star and only needs to add the ‘super’ to the beginning of that label to truly establish himself. That shouldn’t take too long into the new year. However, as important as he is, he may not be the biggest key to the Flyers’ success this season.

That responsibility may be on the shoulders of Brayden Schenn.


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