Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes…
*Had a whole thing here about the Flyers coming home and taking a big poop on the ice but hoooooooBOY they shut me right up! Dale Weise game-tying goal. Ghost OT winner. Ended up being a pretty fun game, folks. RECAP!
*So there are some parallels to be drawn between Ron Hextall and the Phillies’ old GM Ed Wade. It’s worth diving into. [BSH]
*If you’ve ever wondered how game-day prep differs between home games and road games, this is the article for you. [Courier-Post]
*So like…one would imagine that at this point, most Flyers fans would welcome the idea of firing Dave Hakstol and hiring Joel Quenneville. But Coach Q is going to have a lot of suitors; why would he pick us? [BSH]
*Anyhoo let’s check in on the Phantoms, shall we? [BSH]
*Quite a few very good players are in contract years this season, including our pal Wayne. Let’s see who is performing best thus far. [ProHockeyTalk]
*Luc Robitaille thinks that if the NHL’s gambling partnership is profitable that increased revenue could be passed on to the fans in the form of lower ticket prices. Seems unlikely from where I’m sitting but sure why not. [ESPN]
*Nary a Flyer to be found on this list of the league’s 20 best defensemen over the last three years. Not a huge surprise, you could say, but the Ghost argument can be made. Maybe. What do you think? [Sportsnet]
*And finally, we have not one but TWO new podcast episodes for your Friday enjoyment! First up is this week’s Ice Sport Radio, in which we have a little chat about coaches and Uber rides and whatnot. And then after that, you can enjoy this week’s Flyperbole, in which they actually have a really good discussion about Nolan Patrick and Oskar Lindblom. Enjoy the weekend folks!