The roster is nearly set as the Flyers head into their season opener on Wednesday night. Nearly.

The Flyers have basically narrowed things down, but 24 players still remain on the roster after two weeks of preparation, experimentation and deliberation with the goal of making the playoffs in mind.

In addition to a number of veterans, there are going to be plenty of new faces on the roster. This time of year and the decisions Ron Hextall and Dave Hakstol make can cause great debates among fans, so here is an analysis of the Flyers (almost) final roster and how it came to be.

Kevin Durso is Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso