Cote/Kukkonen out, Hatcher/Thoresen in
Riley Cote and Lasse Kukkonen are out and Derian Hatcher and Patrick Thoresen are in.
With a dearth of fighting in the playoffs, Cote is not a necessity, which allows the Flyers to get Thoresen, whose been playing his pants off, back in the lineup.
As for defense, Hatcher is a huge upgrade over whomever came out of the lineup, and FLyers coach John Stevens chose Kukkonen. He must want as much of a veteran presence as possible, and now, aside from Bradon Coburn and Randy Jones, the Flyers defense is... well... venerable.