The guys are back and another person has been fired in the NHL. This time it was Ron Hextall, being removed as the general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers. What direction will the Flyers go now that the architect of their franchise is gone?

The Arizona Coyotes traded Dylan Strome, along with Brendan Perlini, to the Chicago Blackhawks for Nick Schmaltz. Did they give up too soon on Strome?

Carl is in love with Mikko Rantanen. But how much? He plays a game of Would You Rather. Which, somehow, rekindles the Blake Wheeler contract debate.

With the William Nylander contract situation about to be resolved, how will it end? What can be expected next year when a collection of likely high priced RFA’s need contracts?

The Buffalo Sabres refuse to lose. Will they? Doubtful.

Lastly, a new slate of Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week is picked!

All this and more on episode 208 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast.

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