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Thursday Morning Fly By: Is Del Zotto the next Chris Pronger?

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

Joel Auerbach

*Yesterday's Flyers feature on NHL.com yielded quite a bit of good stuff, including a look at the team's top ten prospects... [NHL.com]

*...the team's projected lineup for next season... [NHL.com]

*...a really nice feature on the expectations for Brayden Schenn... [NHL.com]

*...Ron Hextall's feelings on the current makeup of his team... [NHL.com]

*...and the five biggest questions surrounding the Flyers heading into the season. Pretty, pretty, pretty good stuff. [NHL.com]

*BSHer Risky Bryzness makes a case for Andrew MacDonald. [BSH]

*The Michael Del Zotto signing serves to confirm the Flyers' issues on defense. [The Hockey News]

*Some will argue that signing Del Zotto is better than rushing one of the prospects. [CSN Philly]

*Craig Berube talks about the adjustments he'll have to make with Kimmo Timonen out of the lineup. [CSN Philly]

*For his part, Del Zotto is motivated and looking forward to "proving people wrong". [Inquirer]

*A look at which ten teams improved the most this offseason. [Puck Daddy]

*And six players on the slide. One-third of this list are Flyers. Hooray. [Sporting News]

*In search of the godfather of advanced stats. [CBC]

*The Sharks and Kings have officially announced an outdoor game to be played at Levi's Stadium. [SB Nation]

*The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame has announced its 2014 class of inductees. [U.S. HHoF]

*Paul Stewart on make-up calls and why they're dumb. [The Huffington Post]

*The NHL's best dressed players are pretty well-dressed. [The Hockey Writers]

*Speaking of well-dressed, here's Henrik Lundqvist with no shirt on. [Puck Daddy]