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Friday Morning Fly By: Playoffs?!

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

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NHL: DEC 21 Flyers at Senators Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

*We’re still doing grades around here! Maddie and Brad just wrapped up their season grades for the Phantoms’ rookie forwards. [BSH]

*We’ve got some hockey news! The NHL has ironed out some more details on the playoff format, once they’re able to return to play. [ESPN]

*And big news, folks, this may be very good for the Flyers. [NBCSP]

*Playoffs will also mean an expanded roster for the Flyers, and what might that expanded roster look like? Our pal Charlie takes a look. [The Athletic]

*We got a bit more news last night, as the league announced they plan to move to Phase 2 on Monday. [NHL]

*And just the news we wanted to hear as we’re hoping for hockey to come back safely soon: a Penguins player is recovering from Covid-19. [Sportsnet]

*In the next installment of “what in the world is going on with the Senators?” we have news that the Senators Foundation is ending ties with the team. [TSN]

*It’s not an easy conversation, but it’s time that we have it: why white NHL players are calling out racism. [The Athletic]