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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Gearing Up For the Draft

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ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 24:  A general view of the draft floor during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 24: A general view of the draft floor during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes...

  • Paul Holmgren again said he hopes to re-sign Matt Carle, is still looking to improve defense ahead of draft: [SB Nation Philly]
  • The Flyers submitted qualifying offers to most of their restricted free agents: [The Checking Line]
  • A good rundown on where the Flyers are at this point in the offseason: [Frequent Flyers]
  • Five questions on defense, goalies, and the upcoming draft: [Flyers Faithful]
  • The Blues signed Barret Jackman to a three-year, $9.5 million contract: [St. Louis Game Time] [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy] [NHLNumbers.com]
  • Phil Housley was named head coach of Team USA for the 2013 World Juniors: [NHL.com]
  • Another great piece by Ellen Etchingham on Steve Bernier; "When we talk about reforming the game, we often talk about rules as if they had the power to deter all by themselves, but it is not the threat of punishments that transforms behavior. It is the reality of punishments." [Backhand Shelf]
  • According to a report, the NHL is close to taking over the Devils: [SI Tracking Blog] [Deadspin]
  • Another look at Derek Boogard and the NHL's drug addiction problem: [Red Light]
  • Final scoring chance data for the Stanley Cup Final: [NHLNumbers.com]