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Flyers bond through paintball

Wayne Simmonds, Matt Read, Sean Couturier

Wayne Simmonds, Matt Read, Sean Couturier


As is the case with every squad in the league, many of the Philadelphia Flyers have spent training camp competing among each other for roster spots or positioning on the team’s depth charts. With the preseason reaching its conclusion though, it was time for those still on the Flyers’ roster to focus on coming together as a team.

What better way to do that than to head over to Cape Cod and shot at each other?

Their paintball match is part of a four-day trip that will last through Monday.

“You get to spend four days with your teammates,” Giroux told CSN Philly. “There’s breakfast, lunch, dinner. Whatever time you spend with your teammates, you get to know them better. You start caring a little bit more for them. I’m a strong believer for that.”

Keep in mind that the Flyers started the 2013-14 campaign with a 1-7-0 record, so that’s likely in the back of their minds as they try to prevent history from repeating itself.

Philadelphia will begin its season in Boston on Oct. 8 (7:30 p.m. ET). The game will air on NBCSN as the opening contest of the first 2014-15 Wednesday Night Rivalry. The second-half of the doubleheader will pit the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings against each other and is scheduled to start at 10:00 p.m. ET.

(You can view more pictures from Philadelphia’s paintball battle here)

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