Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher addressed the media via a conference call for the first time since the NHL suspended play amid the Coronavirus pandemic and touched on a number of topics from the status of players to recent prospect signings to the possibility of a return to play.
When Monday came and went and the Flyers did nothing but address organizational depth, it was telling. For prospects like Morgan Frost and Joel Farabee, it should be motivating. It means there will be an opportunity to make the Flyers roster this season. There will be an open competition.
The draft still marks an important offseason event for the Flyers. But this year, it is different. It is Chuck Fletcher’s first draft as GM of the Flyers. And that means a new approach to the draft for the Flyers.
According to a report from Michael Russo of The Athletic, the Flyers will hire Minnesota Wild senior vice president of hockey operations Brent Flahr as their new assistant GM. The Flyers have not confirmed the hiring.