Philadelphia Flyers Power Ranking Roundup: Week 1

A new feature where we round up the Power Rankings from around the hockey media and see where your Philadelphia Flyers stand...

Outlet This Week Last Week What They're Saying
4 6 The truth about Bob. Sergei Bobrovsky might be Philly's answer in goal.
4 http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png This is just so Flyers. The goaltending duties rest in the hands of Brian Boucher and Sergei "Bob" Bobrovsky.
5 9 The Flyers got a win from rookie netminder Sergei Bobrovsky in Pittsburgh, then received a nice performance out of Brian Boucher in a 2-1 overtime loss in St. Louis. Not a bad way to start for last season's Cup finalists, who once again look as though they'll have to overcome goaltending woes to stay in contention.
11 6 The Flyers started the season off with a bang by picking up three of a possible four points in two games, which included crashing the Penguins' new arena opening party. Sergei Bobrovsky, the youngest goalie to start a Flyers' season opener, stopped 29 shots in the 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.
2 http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Weaknesses at power play (7.7 percent efficiency) and on faceoffs (43.9 percent) need toimprove.
2E 4E Rookie goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky earned the opening night start in Pittsburgh. In the process, he turned aside 29 Penguins shots and picked up the first win in the NHL's newest arena. There is hope at the goaltending position in Philly. Real, actual hope.
Average 5.2 7 http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png

 

A few notes:

- Bobrovsky is mentioned in five of six Rankings.

- Somehow, gaining five of six points to open the year is worth a five spot drop. Fox.

- Full disclosure: I write the SB Nation Power Rankings.

- SBN's rankings aren't included in the average. 15 does not equal 30.

Click the logos to jump over to those full Power Rankings posts. Thanks to the great folks over at Japers' Rink for this idea and for allowing us to completely steal it.

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