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New Flyers assistant Murphy doesn’t see many weaknesses with team

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SUNRISE, FL - SEPTEMBER 16: Assistant coach Gord Murphy of the Florida Panthers looks on during third period action against the Nashville Predators during a preseason game at the BB&T Center on September 16, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Predators 6-3. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

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New Philadelphia Flyers assistant coach Gord Murphy has seen his fair share of action as a player and an assistant and he likes what he’s getting into with his latest venture.

Murphy spoke with the press after the team announced they’d brought him on to help Craig Berube behind the bench and had glowing things to say about the Flyers lineup as Tim Panaccio of shared.

“They play a fast, strong brand of hockey,” Murphy said. “They’re very competitive. I don’t personally see many weaknesses in the club. They were as good as any team the last three or four months of the season. The run they went on just show the depth and the ability of that team.”

The Flyers could score with anyone last season, but one area that could’ve used some work was on defense. Fortunately for Philly, that’s just what Murphy is there to help out with.

Now it’ll be up to Murphy to help make sure the lapses on the back end don’t take away from the job Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Scott Hartnell and others are doing. Steve Mason won’t say “no” to a little extra help defensively either.

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