*There truly is nothing of substance happening right now so here’s a link to a Sammy Carchidi tweet that suggests that the Flyers may be interested in a dude currently playing in the KHL who has lots of PIMs. That’s something, right?
*Michel Therrien is a real question mark, in my opinion. Looking forward to how this shakes out, but here’s what we should expect from how he’ll run the forwards and the power play. [Flyers]
*We’ve all spent a lot of time this summer thinking about who might fill that hole on the third line wing, but what if we get really crazy and mix up second and third liners all together? [BSH]
*You know who else I like who doesn’t get much play? Noah Cates. He’s cool. He’s a hip, hip hockey player. [NBC Sports Philly]
*Okay so when do we actually start to get worried about this Ivan Provorov contract nonsense? [BSH]
*The hockey people seem to think Cam Talbot is poised for a real comeback this season. Should be interesting to watch, if nothing else. [TSN]
*Hate to be a bummer on a Friday morning but another former NHL player has committed suicide. He suffered quite a few concussions during his playing time. [The Detroit News]
*It was rumored earlier this week, but now it is official: Ron Francis will be the GM of the new Seattle team. Time to start thinking about how he might construct a team from the ground up. [ProHockeyTalk]