By Sam Bush
Flyers forward Vinny Lecavalier had a very hard time getting on the ice last season because coach Craig Berube didn’t trust him very much.
So Vinny was happy that Berube was shown the door in favor of new coach Dave Hakstol.
But some things never change:
Lecavalier, newbies Sam Gagner and defenseman Radko Gudas will be healthy scratches again tonight when the Flyers take the ice tonight at the Florida Panthers.
Here are the projected lineups:
12 Michael Raffl, 28 Claude Giroux, 93 Jakub Voracek
10 Brayden Schenn, 14 Sean Couturier, 17 Wayne Simmonds
24 Matt Read, 21 Scott Laughton, 18 R.J. Umberger
76 Chris VandeVelde 78 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, 25 Ryan White
55 Nick Schultz, 32 Mark Streit
82 Evgeny Medvedev, 22 Luke Schenn
15 Michael Del Zotto, 23 Brandon Manning
35 Steve Mason
11 Jonathan Huberdeau, 16 Alexsander Barkov, 68 Jaromir Jagr
73 Brandon Pirri, 27 Nick Bjugstad, 18 Reilly Smith
36 Jussi Jokinen, 63 Dave Bolland, 21 Vincent Trocheck
86 Connor Brickley, 17 Derek MacKenzie, 42 Quinton Howden
51 Brian Campbell, 5 Aaron Ekblad
33 Willie Mitchell, 44 Erik Gudbranson
7 Dmitry Kulikov, 72 Alex Petrovic
1 Roberto Luongo