Scouting the Enemy: Anaheim Ducks vs. Philadelphia Flyers

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Oct 14, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) scores the game tying goal against Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) at Wells Fargo Center. The Ducks defeated the Flyers, 4-3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

1. Claude Giroux is the offensive star in Philadelphia: he had a terrific 86 point campaign last season when he finished third in the Hart Trophy voting. However, Jakub Voracek has been on an absolute tear to start this season, with 32 points through 24 games and second in the entire league in scoring behind Sidney Crosby. Voracek had 62 points last season, which is a terrific number, but he’s on pace to score 109 points this season, which is an incredible figure. What has been the biggest change in Voracek’s game this season, and what makes him such an offensively gifted player?

Steven: I think a big part of his success early on has been his vision.  He’s able to develop plays a lot easier this year when compared to years prior.  Reading defenses has been a big improvement with the vision.  He knows holes will open up in front of the net before they even happen.  It’s remarkable, to be frank.  He’s also a very well-rounded player.  When you put him with a guy like Giroux, it’s going to be something fun!