*Preseason continued last night with the second game against those Islanders and the Flyers lost in overtime. Again. Midseason form baby!! Here’s what we learned from Monday’s opener and, because it rules, have a listen to Bill’s season opener too.
*We did not see prodigal son Travis Konecny last night, though. Going to have to wait for Saturday for that. [Inquirer]
*Carter Hart and Jake Voracek will be doing a very nice thing at tomorrow night’s game against the Bruins. [Flyers]
*Anyhoo, back to Travis Konecny. In case people didn’t love him enough already in this city, he wants us to know he’s going to be channeling his inner Joel Embiid to try and bring a Cup to Philadelphia. [NBC Sports Philly]
*And TK is a big deal at home right now too! [Blackburn News]
*It sure does seem like the hockey world is rooting for a Chris Stewart Renaissance. Lots and lots of redemption arcs being written from all corners. He must be a really good dude. He just... can’t have a spot on my hockey team’s roster right now. [The Athletic]
*So what happens if you ask the players what they’d do in Gary Bettman’s shoes? [ProHockeyTalk]
*And finally... yesterday we got the East, today, the West. It’s DGB’s Bizarro Meter. [The Athletic]