Wednesday Morning Fly By: How does this affect the Leafs?
Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...
*Because it's the Leafs the whole world spent all day yesterday talking about the Leafs' shocking and exciting and possibly fun (that's a you question) comeback win over the Lightning Monday night. DGB, the world's preeminent Leafs fan, gave us a peek inside the psyche of his people. [The Athletic]
*Alright then, the Flyers. Our player reviews roll on with everyone's favorite guy that Chuck traded for for no reason: Brenden Lemieux! [BSH]
*After missing a whole season Sean Couturier is ready to take on a main role in the Flyers' rebuild. [NBC Sports Philly]
*ICYMI, our weekly check-in with the prospects hits the streets (by which we mean the world wide web) on Tuesdays each week. [BSH]
*Arguably the biggest news yesterday was the Calgary Flames and the City of Calgary coming to an agreement for a new arena. It, of course, involves quite a lot of public funding. [Sportsnet]
*Possibly the second-biggest news was that Cale Makar has been suspended for a game after delivering a pretty questionable hit on Jared McCann. These playoffs are so spicy! [NHL.com]
*The Leafs' acqusition of Ryan O'Reilly seems to be paying dividends. Let's look at how some other deadline movers are doing. [The Athletic]
*And finally, the first round will be wrapping up before we know it. Here's what we've learned so far. [ESPN]