No new Flyers were added to the COVID-19 protocol list, which remains at seven: Claude Giroux, Oskar Lindblom, Travis Sanheim, Justin Braun, Scott Laughton, Morgan Frost, and Jakub Voracek.
*The Hurricanes and the Senators completed what none are calling a league-altering trade:
*Auston Matthews is off to a torrid pace with 11 goals through 13 games as he embraces a more vocal leadership role for the Maple Leafs. [TSN]
*ICYMI, a really good read on Kings prospect Akil Thomas, a multi-talented individual on and off the ice. [Sportsnet]
*If a train from New York going 75 mph leaves the stations at 2pm and a train from LA going 90 mph leaves at 3pm how long until James Neal knees someone in the head after being placed on waivers? [TSN]
*The Golden Knights’ new lids are causing quite the stir. [FTW]
*Former Flyers GM Ron Hextall is now current Penguins GM Ron Hextall to you — but was his draft record *really* all that great? [BSH]
*Yo, the Flyers aren’t playing hockey anytime soon; but Cam York, Jay O’Brien, Jack St. Ivany, and others sure as heck are this weekend. [BSH]
*Travis Sanheim is a former Hextall pick, and without spoiling Brad’s article above — he’s gooooooooood. [BSH]
*More on Hextall because, well, there’s ain’t much else — unless you’re super into depressing COVID-19 roster moves. [BSH]
*Speaking of nothing else, with things halted to a standstill, the fellas from Flyperbole fill the void. [BSH]
The empty netter..
^Yep, that’ll seal it.
Good morning and good hockey, everyone.