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By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor
The official start of training camp is here and that means competition for roster spots, the start of a new era under a new head coach and many familiar faces returning to the ice.
Training camp is where a lot of the skills and improvements are shown on the ice in preparation for the start of the season. It’s where chemistry gets fully developed, where systems get instilled and where gameplans are put together ahead of the games that count.
This camp is an especially important one for the Flyers. It seemed that everything that could go wrong last season did, so the team is looking to put that into the rear view mirror, make a return to the playoffs and go for their first playoff series win since 2012.
As training camp begins bright and early on Friday and continues into the weekend with three on-ice sessions each day, here are five things to watch during training camp.