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Friday Morning Fly By: Draft Day!

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

2017 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

*Draft day is finally here! Stuff will happen today, no matter what!! You’re coming to our party, right? [BSH]

*Who might be available when the Flyers pick for the second time tonight? [NBC Sports Philly]

*At Wednesday night’s awards show, we found out that Claude Giroux finished fourth in Hart voting. So he was riiiiight there. And that’s cool. [BSH]

*What’s even cooler is that Shayne Gostisbehere got a few Norris votes. [BSH]

*What else is cool is that our pick from last year’s draft, Mr. Nolan Patrick, is fully recovered from the injuries that plagued the early part of his career and we can expect him to come out strong this season. [Philly.com]

*So, what are the biggest lingering questions heading into tonight? [Sportsnet]

*The Flyers are the underdogs in their opener against Vegas, but I dunno. They played very well there last season. Seems like a good bet. [Philly.com]

*Here’s a nice read for your Friday: comparing scoring talent on a very scientific level. [Hockey Graphs]

*And finally, kill the time before the draft (party) with a brand new, draft-centric episode of Flyperbole! [BSH]