Thursday Morning Fly By: Now that's what you call playoff hockey.

Jonathan Daniel

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

*Well that was quite a hockey game; after getting handled pretty easily Monday night the 'Hawks come right back and tie this thing. The second period was complete madness! SBN with the full recap.

*The numbers confirm a monster playoff performance from Jonathan Toews. (mc79hockey)

*Is going after Bernier or Ryan worth the risk? (The Checking Line)

*Carchidi argues that fellow buyout victim Brad Richards may be a viable replacement for Danny Briere. (Philly.com)

*As if the cap problems weren't already bad enough, the Flyers have performance bonus overages to deal with. (CSN Philly)

*On adjustments the Flyers can make to improve the offense. (Flyers Faithful)

*The Flyers seem to suffer from a full-blown roster identity crisis. (Philly.com)

*Joe Sakic says that the Avalanche will not select Seth Jones with the #1 pick. (SB Nation)

*The steep price of moving up in the draft plus Friedman's 30 Thoughts. (CBC)

*How good is a parity-era Cup winning team? (HEotP)

*The league's GMs have approved the recommendations of the Competition Committee. (SB Nation)

*On hybrid icing, shot blocking, and the death of the hockey fight. (Backhand Shelf)

*An interesting behind the scenes look at the NHL arbitration process. (Angus Certified)

*How did the Leafs come so close to beating a heretofore unstoppable Boston team? (Grantland)

*Everyone is enjoying the Finals, even ginger talk show hosts. (Team Coco)

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