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In the previous development camp, it was easy to turn attention to the rookie defenseman. Aside from the final two games for the then Adirondack Phantoms, this was the first many were getting a look at Shayne Gostisbehere, the headliner of the Flyers defensive prospects.
What isn’t talked about nearly as much is talent up front. The Flyers do have it. And they could use it to provide a revival to the offense.
It won’t be long before development camp turns into full-on preseason practices and games. Two names that could make their way from trying out to making the roster are Jason Akeson – a playoff standout of sorts in the series against the Rangers – and Scott Laughton.
Akeson has shown signs of a goal scorer. He was one of four Flyers to score at least two goals in the series against the Rangers, getting goals in Game 2 and Game 7. In two regular season games – one in 2012-13 and one in 2013-14 – Akeson has one goal and one assist.