Upon the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, Flyers GM Ron Hextall had a checklist of items.
Find a new head coach to take his visions and blueprints of the roster and make them work on the ice. Check. Dave Hakstol makes the jump from the NCAA to the NHL in 2015-16.
Acquire a stud defenseman. Check. Ivan Provorov will be here soon enough, if not on opening night this season. He may be that close to NHL ready.
Acquire a scoring winger. Check it off with a pencil.