Friday Morning Fly By: DRAFT DAY!

Mitchell Leff

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

*It's Draft Day!! Let's take a look at Czech prospect Jakub Vrana. [BSH]

*A round-by-round look back at the Flyers' best picks ever. [Inquirer]

*Would Ron Hextall use the Flyers' top pick on a goalie? [CSN Philly]

*Probably not, because the Flyers are looking for offense. [Courier-Post]

*Building a successful team through drafting requires finding talent beyond the first round. [Flyers]

*Twenty-nine possible draft day deals the Flyers could make with every NHL team. [The Hockey Writers]

*NHL.com held a mock in three parts: Part one, part two, part three.

*Ranking the last 20 number one picks. [The Score]

*Sean McIndoe offer an NHL draft primer. [Grantland]

*Local defenseman Anthony DeAngelo expects to go in the first round. [Inquirer]

*Five 2014 draft prospects who know how to fight; also known as five draft prospects the Flyers will be expected to take. [The Hockey News]

*Scott Hartnell's exit still doesn't make a whole lot of sense. [Daily News]

*Vincent Lecavalier's agent is looking for trade partners. [CSN Philly]

*But Vinny's contract structure makes a trade prior to July 1 pretty unlikely. [BSH]

*Speaking of July 1, there are quite a few free agent defesemen available this summer. [The Globe & Mail]

*Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are going to make SO MUCH MONEY. [SB Nation]

*We're right in the middle of the "courting period", established in the new CBA, that allows teams to speak to free agents they'd like to sign. [The Hockey News]

*And finally, another really fun read from Paul Stewart, this time an anecdote about broken sticks on the ice. [Hockeybuzz]

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