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Thursday Afternoon Fly By: The End of an Amazing Season

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

  • Recaps: [BSH] [Second City Hockey] [CSNPhilly] [DelcoTimes] [Daily News] [The700level] [Puck Daddy]
  • And man was that a weird way to go out: [The700level]
  • Scoring chances from the game: [The Copper & Blue]
  • But watch this shift from last night again.  Scott Hartnell knocks down Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews, and Brent Seabrook in order.  Without falling down himself! []
  • Danny Briere was, quite simply, a stud in the playoffs. [DelcoTimes]
  • Paired with Ville Leino, that "second" line for the Flyers might need to be promoted: [CSNPhilly]
  • What hurt the Flyers in Game 6 was a common theme: slow starts. [DelcoTimes]
  • The Flyers made the Blackhawks earn it though: [Inquirer]
  • And don't forget how improbable the run was to get there: [CSNPhilly]
  • Ville Leino and Kimmo Timonen post-game quotes: [EuroFlyers]
  • Marian Hossa talks jinx: [Puck Daddy]
  • Something most people don't want to hear right now, but SanFilippo rightfully says it:  This team still needs changes: [DelcoTimes]
  • Jeremy Roenick was moved to tears over never having won a Cup: [Puck Daddy]
  • Rob Blake retired from the NHL: [Fear the Fin]
  • The other 14 teams who made it to the playoffs but have since passed away: [From the Rink]
  • Explaining how the Northwest Division really isn't any better than the Southeast: [Behind the Net]
  • How will NHL 11 be even more realistic than previos games? [From The Rink]
  • Corsi numbers outside of the division with the score tied since the lockout: [Behind the Net]
  • A fake Snoop Dogg/Chris Pronger video.  Pretty funny: [Hockey or Die]
  • Another fantastic piece from C&B looking at draft strategies and the "Best Available Player": [The Copper & Blue]
  • Lastly, now that the hockey season is over, what is there to do? [Down Goes Brown]