By Skip Charles in Vegas

The Flyers fell flat last year.

They had just one 20-goal scorer, had no player reach 45 points and were terrible at preventing pucks from entering their own net.

But with forwards like Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier, Travis Konecny and Cam Atkinson, the Flyers should bounce back offensively this season.

The big questions come in net.

If a new-look defense featuring Ryan Ellis and Rasmus Ristolainen can give Carter Hart some solid play, the young goalie may finally break out.

If Hart can push his save percentage up over .915, the Flyers should be a playoff contender in 2021-22.

2021-22 NHL Metropolitan Division Odds
New York Islanders+300
Pittsburgh Penguins+385
Carolina Hurricanes+450
New York Rangers+500
Washington Capitals+550
New Jersey Devils+1700
Columbus Blue Jackets+10000

Odds as of October 12 at Bovada