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Thursday Morning Fly By: ‘Twas the day before hockey

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

Vancouver Canucks v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

*Another day, another new Flyer plucked off the waiver wire. Chuck’s definitely not just resting on his laurels, eh? Say hello to former Canuck Zack MacEwen! [NBC Sports Philly]

*The above move was coupled with Kevin Hayes being added to the LTIR, which wasn’t much of a surprise. At least Kevin has all his pals here with him to keep his spirits up. [Inquirer]

*It’s Flyers Hockey Eve, finally, which feels like a good time for an in-depth preview of this season. [BSH]

*Alain Vigneault plans to start the playoff push tomorrow, which seems like a solid plan to be honest. [NBC Sports Philly]

*The reviews are in on ESPN’s hockey debut and they reviews are good. It was pretty outstanding. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

*Speaking of ESPN, hockey coverage is being ramped up all around, which is awesome, and leading off is this story on Auston Matthews. Who is very clearly anything but boring. [ESPN]

*According the Gary Bettman only four NHL players remain unvaccinated, which is just great. Really great effort to ensure the safety of the players and staff this season. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Let’s talk about all the reasons why each NHL team will not win the Stanley Cup this year. [Sportsnet]

*And finally, the Wells Fargo Center has new snacks, they were tasted, they were yummy, you might enjoy them. [BSH]