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Monday Morning Fly By: That was fun!

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

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*Folks, this weekend was pretty incredible. And the most incredible part was Nolan Patrick becoming a Philadelphia Flyer. [BSH]

*Also incredible and huge and kind of unexpected? Ron Hextall traded Brayden Schenn. Lots of luck in St. Loud, dude! [BSH]

*That trade gave the Flyers an extra first round pick, with which they selected forward Morgan Frost. Day two also brought a huge haul and since this website is amazing and the best ever, we've got the details on every pick. Here we go:

  • The Flyers traded up to select Isaac Ratcliffe at #35. [BSH]
  • Ron went goalie with #80, taking Kirill Ustimenko. Great name on this kid. [BSH]
  • We set up Dylan Strome ultimately becoming a Flyer in order to play with his kid brother by drafting Matthew Strome at #106. [BSH]
  • And right after we took winger Maksim Sushko at #107. [BSH]
  • Then at #137 winger Noah Cates joined the fam. [BSH]
  • Swedish winger Olle Lycksell was selected at #167. [BSH]
  • And finally, Wyatt Kalynuk ended things at #196. [BSH]

*If you'd like a full rundown of everything that happened in the NHL this weekend, we've got you. [SB Nation]

*Okay so obviously that Schenn trade was a big huge deal. Thankfully we have Charlie to break it all down for us. [BSH]

*Nolan Patrick is totally fine with dropping to #2, probably because he knows it's waaaaay better to be #2 than to be a New Jersey Devil. [Inquirer]

*One problem the Flyers did not solve this weekend is the current goalie situation, but Ron is determined to stay patient. [NBC Sports]

*Unbelievably, the team hasn't ruled out resigning Steve Mason. [CSN Philly]

*But yeah, this was a good weekend for your Flyers. And for BSH, which threw a draft party that absolutely rocked. [Philly Is Flyer]

*Did you know two of the kids picked today can be traced all the way back to Mike Richards? [BSH]

*Meltzer has some insight into some of the early-picked names you may no recognize. [Hockeybuzz]

*And finally, the top takeaways from the draft from the national media. It's going to be a fun time to be a Flyers fan soon, you guys. [ESPN]