What should each Flyers player expect under their Christmas tree this year?

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In the past three weeks, the Philadelphia Flyers have fired their general manager, assistant GM, head coach, and an assistant head coach.

It has not exactly been a merry time of the year, eh? However, the Metro is here to offer some cheer. Let’s take a step back from all of the serious issues surrounding the team and don our Santa suit.

It’s our fourth annual Christmas gift-giving edition as we hand out a present to each Flyers player.

Claude Giroux – First-half MVP

While the team has underperformed, the captain is rolling along on another 100-point pace.

Travis Konecny – An inflatable bounce house

The snake-bitten winger needs some good bounces to go his way.

Sean Couturier – His first all-star nod

Since getting off to a slow start while recovering from a knee injury, last year’s Selke finalist is resembling his old form.

Scott Laughton – Unsung Hero award

The consistent and versatile two-way forward is a top penalty killer who can play on different lines, at center or wing and is on pace to score a career-high 18 goals.

Jori Lehtera – A race against Gritty

The cumbersome skater can finally put to rest he is faster than the team’s mascot.

Oscar Lindblom – A visit from the Ghost of Christmas Future

The rookie’s progress has stalled and he needs to see his potential – a 20-goal scorer.

Nolan Patrick – An alarm clock

After a drop to the fourth line, he needs a wake-up call.

Wayne Simmonds – A trade

If the team is not going to re-sign the 30-goal scorer, which is unlikely, it needs to unload him for prospects and/or a veteran defenseman.

Jake Voracek – His own blog

Although slumping this season, the forward often tells it like it is – and colorfully, too.

James van Riemsdyk – 20 goals

Expect the prized offseason free agent (for $35 million), who is returning to form after missing six weeks with a knee injury, to go on a hot streak.

Jordan Weal – A visit from the Ghost of Christmas Present

With an expiring contract, it is now or never to prove he deserves another deal.

Dale Weise – Most Underrated Player award

Can’t believe we just wrote that, but it’s true. The veteran is having his best year (four goals, five assists) since signing as a free agent three years ago.

Shayne Gostisbehere & Ivan Provorov – A visit from Ghost of Christmas Past

The disappointing defensemen need to see what they did, and how they did it, during last year’s breakout seasons.

Radko Gudas – An Incredible Hulk figurine

The team’s most consistent defenseman – can’t believe we wrote that – needs a constant reminder standing in his locker stall to keep his temper and discipline in check.

Robert Hagg – A tackling sled

After finishing last year as one of the top hitters in the league, the Flyers need him to bring more physicality.

Andrew MacDonald – An elf on a shelf

Just because.

Travis Sanheim – More ice time

The smooth-skating rookie looks ready to bust out.

Brian Elliott – Health

Need we say more?

Carter Hart – XXXXXL shoulder pads

The fanbase is hoping the 20-year-old goalie can one day carry the team to a Stanley Cup championship.

Chuck Fletcher – Joel Quenneville

Whether next month or this summer, he’s the best candidate as head coach.

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