Today's Future Flyers Report focuses on several prospects reaching third-round play in the CHL playoffs, while the Phantoms ended their season in dismal fashion and the Royals began their own playoff push.
There is so much speculation and very little information coming from the Flyers front office, so I decided to turn to the ancient science of numerology for some insight into who would succeed when he steps into Berube's shoes.
All three coaches have this in common: they are all, according to their birthdays and life path numbers, in the second major life cycle period, called the "cycle of maturity." This is "a period of stabilization and finding your place in the world."
The first five days of playoff hockey are in the books. Here are some things we have learned so far. Chicago is still dangerous, role players can be heroes, Vancouver and Calgary really don't like each other and home ice advantage doesn't seem to mean as much.
In the 1977-78 NHL Season, the league adopted a new playoff format which included a first round best-of-three series. For the Flyers, who finished with a record of 45-20-15, their "preliminary round" opponent would be the lowly Colorado Rockies.
Edmonton won the annual NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday, giving them the top-overall pick for the fourth time since 2010. The Flyers earned the seventh-overall pick, and will thus pick in the top-10 for the first time since 2011.
The Orange and Black entered the lottery with a 6.5 percent chance at snagging the top pick by virtue of their 24th-overall standing in the league, and could pick no lower than eighth overall. They'll have two picks in the first round for the first time since 2003 -- with their second pick contingent on Tampa Bay's result in the playoffs.
The Oilers had an 11.5 percent chance of winning the lottery.
Connor McDavid enters the draft as the consensus first-overall pick, thanks to his 44-goal, 120-point campaign with the Ontario League's Erie Otters. Expect him to head west and don the Oilers' blue and orange for next season, where he can only face the Flyers up to twice in the regular season.
The Flyers have held the seventh-overall pick just three times in team history, using them to select Bill Barber in 1972, Ken Linseman in 1978 and Ryan Sittler in 1992.
Here's how the top 14 will look for the annual Draft, set for June 26-27 in Sunrise, Fla.:
1. Edmonton Oilers
2. Buffalo Sabres
3. Arizona Coyotes
4. Toronto Maple Leafs
5. Carolina Hurricanes
6. New Jersey Devils
7. Philadelphia Flyers
8. Columbus Blue Jackets
9. San Jose Sharks
10. Colorado Avalanche
11. Florida Panthers
12. Dallas Stars
13. Los Angeles Kings
14. Boston Bruins
As the draft picture continues to unravel, stay tuned to Flyerdelphia for full coverage.