*Health will be a big determining factor in the Flyers’ options to fill out their depth chart coming training camp time. [NHL]
*Where the Flyers ranked in terms of who improved most (or least) this offseason thus far. [40% off at The Athletic]
*Our friends over at The Cannon had a nice tribute to new Flyer Cam Atkinson, showing a glimpse of what he’ll bring to Philadelphia. [The Cannon]
*Friend of the program and noted tall guy Ryan Gilbert is high on Fletcher’s offseason moves. [Philly Hockey Now]
*The NHL is looking at the salary cap getting a slight, slight nudge north ahead of the 2022-23 season. [Daily Faceoff]
*Checking in on the Jack Eichel sweepstakes, because why the heck not? [ESPN+]
*No link — but new format for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms next go-around for the Calder Cup Playoffs.
New format for the Calder Cup Playoffs puts a huge emphasis on finishing at the top of the division to earn the first-round bye.— Bob Rotruck (@BobRotruck) August 5, 2021
1 and 2 in Atlantic is even more important now vs. just getting an extra home game. The extra rest while the others play Best of 3 could be huge. pic.twitter.com/JNX4WaiQpU
*Carey Price’s family thought he was headed to the Kraken, what a wild time that few days was for the hockey world. [NHL]
*ICYMI, Flyers legend Bernie Parent is teaming up with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and the competition is still going through August 9. [Only the Lord saves more than Bernie Parent]
*No link, and one of the Strome’s are very good at hockey, but this is a very good boy.