Before Dave Hakstol can start coaching the team, he needs to know what players he has to work with on the roster.
Ron Hextall continues to add to the many decisions the Flyers will have to make this offseason.
Last week, Hextall tapped into the KHL for two free agents - defenseman Yevgeni Medvedev and forward Aaron Palushaj. Both were primarily depth signing in the event of unforeseen injuries in the best interest of practicing continued patience with prospects.
That said, there are four top defensive prospects waiting in the wings and potentially competing for a job with the likes of NHL veterans and players who have barely reached the NHL level but have played there before.
Something's gotta give eventually for the Flyers defensive group.
Each team has played two games of round-robin play at this year's Memorial Cup, and so far, Oshawa is the only team to win both of their games -- clinching a berth in the tournament semi-final, at the least.
In both games, Samuel Morin is scoreless with seven penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating. The Rimouski Océanic have lost both of their games thus far, and have only scored six goals compared to their opponents' 11.
As expected, Tyrell Goulbourne has not returned to the Kelowna Rockets' lineup. The Rockets are 1-1 in the tournament so far.
Round-robin play resumes tonight with the Rockets taking on the Generals. The Océanic return to the ice tomorrow to close out the round-robin portion against the Quebec Remparts.
Stay tuned with Flyerdelphia as we update the progress of the tournament, as it prepares for its playoff stage.
Rob Riches is a contributor to Flyerdelphia. Follow him on Twitter @Riches61
So much is to be debated about what the Flyers do with the seventh overall pick. As you've seen here over the past few weeks, there will be plenty of Top 10 options that will still be available when the Flyers pick, even if they miss out on some of the Top-5 projections.
But don't forget the Flyers second pick in the first round at a position to be determined. It is the pick they acquired in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning for Braydon Coburn.
At the moment, what can be guaranteed is that the pick will fall between 27 and 30, and with Tampa one win away from reaching the Stanley Cup Final, there's a better chance that it will be one of the final two picks in the round.
With that, here's the first of some of the late first-round picks. Today, a profile of Prince George forward Jansen Harkins.
It was the day after the Philadelphia Flyers won their first ever Stanley Cup. In defeating the Boston Bruins, 1-0, in Game 6 of the Finals, the Flyers became the first team of the 1967 NHL expansion to win the Stanley Cup. The city of Philadelphia was ecstatic and so very proud of this hard nosed group of Canadian men that they adopted as their own.