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Monday Morning Fly By: Give Alain his trophy

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

Columbus Blue Jackets v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

*FOLKS! Alain Vigneault has emerged as one of the frontrunners for the Jack Adams and honestly, what could be more deserving. [NHL.com]

*Coach joins an ever-growing list of Flyers that clearly deserve awards this season. [Inquirer]

*And like Sean Couturier, we’re not even kidding ourselves here. Vigneault is objectively the best choice. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Charlie has ranked the Flyers’ potential playoff opponents from worst to best. So like... hardest to easiest. Whatever you get it. [The Athletic]

*And here are five questions facing the Flyers heading into those ‘yoffs. [NBC Sports Philly]

*So about kicking off those playoffs... well, a Bruins player has tested positive for Covid. This kinda stuff has to throw a wrench into plans at some level, right? [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

*If nothing else, it illustrates the fact that the league isn’t going to be able to just smooth-sail into this plan of theirs. [NBC Sports Boston]

*Rumors are beginning to circulate that Vegas has been chosen as a hub city, which is interesting considering that Nevada isn’t really doing too well with the whole “reducing transmission” thing. Which cities are, in fact, the best option? [CBC]

*And finally, in case you missed it, we’ve got a new Flyperbole! The boys dive into the NHL’s phase two plans and various and sundry other good things that are entertaining. [BSH]