The Flyers will have an interesting mix of youngsters and veterans in tonight's lineup when they open the preseason by facing the New Jersey Devils at the Wachovia Center.
Goalie Marty Biron will play the first two periods, with Maxime Ouellet in the nets in the third period.
The defensive pairings: Braydon Coburn and Osst Vaananen; Luca Sbisa (remember the name) and Steve Eminger; and Ryan Parent and Sean Curry.
Sbisa, thye club's No. 1 pick in the June draft, says his goal is to make the club this year. Yes, he has a lot of confidence for an 18-year-old kid. "I like that," coach John Stevens said.
Tonight's lines look like this:
Andreas Nodl-Mike Richards-Scott Hartnell;
Scottie Upshall-Jeff Carter-Claude Giroux;
Jon Kalinski-Steve Downie-Arron Asham;
Riley Cote-Darroll (that's not a typo) Pow-Matt Clackson.
It'll be especially interesting to see how Giroux, Clackson, Nodl and Sbisa perform.