There’s a lot to dive into here. Free agency starts in a couple of days, but both the Expansion Draft and Entry Draft happened the last couple of days. We’ll start with the who Vegas took from the Flyers and move on to who Philly added.
The Flyers held a slew of picks heading into the 2017 NHL draft, then struck it rich moving all the way up from an almost certain number 13 pick to 2. In a draft where many experts have said depth isn’t great, it was a propitious turn of events for Ron Hextall and company.
Saturday night, the Flyers had their biggest win of their 50th season. They won the second pick in the upcoming draft.