*Our defensive prospects have totally bought into Ron Hextall's patient approach to their development, which is probably a good thing. [CSN Philly]
*We all love Wayne Simmonds but realistically, no one on this team is untouchable. Except Ivan Provorov. [Daily News]
*The Phantoms kicked off their playoffs this weekend and....well, they tried. Game one was an overtime thriller that the Phantoms lost 1-0. RECAP!
*Game two was an absolute heartbreaker in nearly every way. The Phantoms are now in a two game hole heading into Hershey. Gonna be tough. RECAP!
*So one thing we have to look forward to next season is seeing what a full year of Valtteri Filppula brings to the table. [CSN Philly]
*We also have all these dang kids to look forward to. Positivity is fun am I right?! [Inquirer]
*Word on the street is that Ilya Kovalchuk wants to come back to the NHL. Would you want? [ProHockeyTalk]
*And finally, in what should be a shock to no one, the league is TOTALLY screwing the Flyers over in the expansion draft. [BSH]