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Monday Morning Fly By: Ron Hextall: Wizard, magician, God amongst men.

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

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*Good god what an incredibly great weekend for us, Flyers fans. Before we get going here with the linkage, let's take a sec and give a big round of applause to Kurt, Travis, and Charlie, who all did an insane amount of work this weekend getting us all of the information you'll be reading below. Awesome work, boys!

*Ron Hextall and the Flyers' scouting staff did good this weekend. Let's run through them all, starting with the 7th overall pick, badass Russian defenseman Ivan Provorov. [BSH]

*Next the Flyers got incredibly lucky (mostly because the Boston Bruins practically imploded under the weight of their own stupidity this weekend) and were able to trade up to #24 to snag forward Travis Konecny. [BSH]

*At number 70 the Flyers took their first goalie, Felix Sandstrom. [BSH]

*Took another goalie at 90, Matej Tomek. [BSH]

*Next up came center Samuel Dove-McFalls. So many picks! [BSH]

*Mikhail Vorobyov came at 104. [BSH]

*WIth 128th over the Flyer chose Czech forward David Kase. [BSH]

*At 158 the Flyers selected winger Cooper Marody. Great hockey name there, kid. [BSH]

*And finally, we wrapped up the draft with a third goalie, Ivan Fedotov. [BSH]

*Hextall spoke post-draft about his selections. [Flyers]

*But the biggest news that came this weekend had nothing to do with the draft. It had to do with Ron Hextall being a goddamned WIZARD. Grossmann & Pronger traded for Sam Gagner and picks. Magic. [BSH]

*Some thoughts on the Nicklas Grossmann trade. [Pattison Ave]

*Examining the Flyers' weekend acquisitions. [Flyers]

*Rumor has it the Flyers will buy out Sam Gagner. Here's why they shouldn't. [BSH]

*Gagner, obviously, wants to stay with the Flyers. [Inquirer]

*So what happens if we do buy out Gagner? [ProHockeyTalk]

*Speaking of buyouts, Mike Richards. :( [Jewels From The Crown]

*The Flyers have also gotten themselves a pretty great new goalie coach. [CSN Philly]

*A lot of goalies were moved this weekend. []

*The Flyers are still in need of a backup. [CSN Philly]

*Here's a full rundown of the 2015 draft results, for your reference. [SB Nation]

*Obligatory "winners and losers" posts. [Puck Daddy] [TSN]

*And finally, Friedman's Thirty Thoughts, post-draft. [Sportsnet]