Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Thursday Morning Fly By: All prospect news, all summer long.


*Ron Hextall's colleagues in LA have lots of praise for his work ethic; say he's a natural fit for the Flyers. (CSN Philly)

*Meltzer on Petr Straka's NHL potential. (Hockeybuzz)

*Defensive prospect Shayne Gostisbehere is working on his speed this offseason. (

*Tyrell Goulbourne is eager to make a name for himself in the orange and black. (Flyers)

*The schedule for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship has been announced. (Western College Hockey Blog)

*Advanced stat summer school continues over at Eyes on the Prize; this week: Fenwick. (HEotP)

*Revisiting the effect a coach has on a goalie's performance. (Arctic Ice Hockey)

*In the wake of the Kovalchuk retirement, Devils fans ask: What do hockey players owe us? (In Lou We Trust)

*There are some high-quality free agents that remain unsigned this summer. (Backhand Shelf)

*Could be that teams like the Oilers are waiting for capped-out teams like the Flyers to get desperate to dump salary. (Copper & Blue)

*While there is a logical defense for the current NHL point system, it would seem that some hockey fans would still like to see things radically changed. (Lighthouse Hockey)

*Ray Emery's 2013 report card from his final season as a Blackhawk. (Second City Hockey)

*DGB on the best "heel turns" in NHL history. (Grantland)

*And finally, anyone who pays even the tiniest bit of attention to the hockey world knows Tyler Seguin was traded from the Bruins to the Stars. A local Bruins radio station found some young ladies who hadn't heard yet. Hilarity ensued. (CBS Boston)

This article originally appeared on SBNation.

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