Friday Morning Fly By: Oh you're working today? Sucks to be you.
Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...
*Big news to come out of Ron Hextall and Dave Hakstol's press conference was that the Flyers power play coach, Joe Mullen, has been let go. Curious. [BSH]
*Ron also says we're getting a new goalie. Maybe? Possibly. [BSH]
*Here's Ron at that conference, talking about his disappointment. [Flyers]
*Here's hoping that next year, with a young core of defensemen, this team will find some kind of identity. [Inquirer]
*Sean Couturier doesn't get enough respect around here. By here, I mean, like...anywhere. [Inquirer]
*The real question, that won't get answered until well into next season, is "are the Flyers good enough?" [Daily News]
*Former NHL players have an elevated rate of psychiatric disorders, which...is not great. And pretty sad, actually. [TSN]
*The Golden Knights have found themselves a head coach. Mazel. [NHL.com]
*Folks, it is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that the nerds are at it again. [FiveThirtyEight]
*Are you also hopping onto the super fun Maple Leafs bandwagon?? Here's some stuff you need to know. [Pension Plan Puppets]