*Ron Hextall is back with the Flyers. If it were up to me I'd stop there since all other news pales in comparison but this thing has a minimum word count, so onward we go. Welcome home, #27.
*Sam Morin is often compared to Chris Pronger, but the kid has a long way to go before he even attempts to fill those skates. (CSN Philly)
*Meltzer on Larsson, Boosh, and more. (Hockeybuzz)
*Minor league defenseman Mark Alt has his eye on the big club. (Philly.com)
*The Sabres are having trouble trading Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek. (SB Nation)
*Is the Flyers defense, in its current incarnation, good enough to start the season? (The Hockey Guys)
*The Sharks fans are putting together a rather impressive analysis of special teams. Part one can be found here, part two here. It's a good read.
*On goalies and how much control they have on the number of rebounds they allow. (NHL Numbers)
*The great Bernie Parent shares his insight into the great Fred Shero. (Philly.com)
*DGB on the winners and losers in the Ilya Kovalchuk retirement saga. (Grantland)