Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/5/11
BOSTON -- The Bruins exorcised their demons with a second-round sweep of the Flyers last spring. In the summer, the Flyers simply showed much of that team the exit. Philadelphia underwent a radical overhaul this offseason, trading away captain Mike Richards and high-scoring forward Jeff Carter in a pair of blockbuster deals and signing goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year, $51-million deal. Gone too are agitator Dan Carcillo, veteran defenseman Sean O'Donnell and skilled forwards Ville Leino, Kris Versteeg and Nikolay Zherdev, among others. In all, 19 of the 33 players listed on the expanded playoff roster when the Flyers...

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