Friday Morning Fly By: In which there is very little actual hockey news.

Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

*No hockey 'til Saturday! Boooo(-urns)!

*The Flyers have signed a defenseman out of the Q (or maybe not?). (BSH)

*The folks at CSN with their Conference Final predictions. (CSN Philly)

*A look back at Wayne Simmonds' season. (Flyers Faithful)

*Scott Laughton reflects on his experience in the NHL Scouting Combine. (Flyers)

*Rumor has it Mark Messier may be in the running for the recently vacated head coaching position in NYC... (Puck Daddy)

*..or it could end up being one of these seven dudes. (NHL.com)

*Meltzer on the Flyers signing a forward from Austria called Michael Raffl, as well as his usual MeltzerGenius on the risk of drafting a defenseman in round one. (Hockeybuzz)

*A bar in Pittsburgh is banning Sam Adams during the series with Boston. Ha. (SCoC)

*The NHL is standing behind Steven Walkom, but Kerry Fraser isn't on board with his call. (TSN)

*And finally, the secret to the Blackhawks' come-from-behind success is revealed. (Puck Daddy)

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