*The shoot out is dumb and stupid, this is a known fact. The Flyers are arguably dumb and stupid too. Recap.
*There has been a lot of talk about the disconnect between Robert Hagg’s reputation thus far - as a dependable, steady defenseman - and his underlying metrics. Charlie takes a deep dive into both to find out what is really happening. [The Athletic] *
*If we’re going to hang the scoring woes on anyone perhaps it ought to be the entire team. [Sports Talk Philly]
*But like...why aren’t they scoring? [NBC Sports Philly]
*So, the NHL in Houston, eh? That’s the best option? Sure okay why not. [ProHockeyTalk]
*And finally, a toaster that toasts Jonathan Toews face onto bread. What a time to be alive. [Second City Hockey]
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