*That started off so well. New second line clicking, Konecny continuing to dunk on fools...and then...well, then it wasn’t good. Oh this team. RECAP!
*Okay so Hagg’s good, how’s everyone else doing? Charlie’s weekly stock report is a really good way to check the pulse of this team at any given time. [The Athletic]
*Charlie also takes a deep dive into how the Flyers have formed themselves in a real-life playoff team. [The Athletic]
*Cooper Marody hasn’t had the easiest road to Hobey Baker finalist. Here’s how he turned early rejection into collegiate success. [Livingston Daily]
*So, pretty much out of nowhere, Mike Fisher has decided that retirement is boring and he want’s to play hockey again. Here come the Perds. [SB Nation]
*On the Olympic ice rink, and why the size difference makes a huge impact on the game. [ProHockeyTalk]
*And finally, the NHL (rightfully) gets a lot of heat for refusing to allows its players to have anything resembling a fun or outrageous personality. But going as far as the MLB has gone would be...not good. [USA Today]