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Thursday Morning Fly By: Braden Holtby Wins The Internet

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

  • There's been a lot of talk about the Captaincy. Here's a story on how the Flyers are led by a committee and that's perfectly fine: [CSNPhilly]
  • Brayden Schenn gets some attention: [NHL.com]
  • The Flyers showed the ability to play shutdown defense again, and that's a welcome sight: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Maxime Talbot and Jaromir Jagr are proving quite valuable: [Flyers Faithful]
  • The Flyers defense is getting healthier, which is good since other playoff runs have ended early due to injuries on the blueline: [Daily News]
  • The Flyers power play was ridiculously - and unsustainably - good against the Penguins: [CSNPhilly]
  • Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell are in the Round of 16 for the NHL 13 cover. Vote: [Puck Daddy]
  • Quick look at the Phantoms roster for next season and their pending free agents: [PostStar]
  • The Anonymous Player talks about bounty systems, homosexuals in the NHL and the media's intelligence on hockey: [Puck Daddy]
  • Good story about a Devils fan who got chirped by the Panthers COO, who now has the last laugh: [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy] [Deadspin]
  • A good critique of advanced stats terminology and some of their conclusions: [On the Forecheck]
  • No, seriously: Marc-Andre Fleury does not deserve his reputation as a big game goalie: [The Copper & Blue]
  • Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal for the Capitals. Joel Ward is black. There's this thing called Twitter, which is a vehicle for people to spew unfiltered hate. Awful, ignorant, despicable people took to this social networking tool to spew awful, ignorant, despicable things at Joel Ward: [SBNation.com]
  • Braden Holtby with the gif of the year, showing he doesn't have care for Rich Peverly's crap: [SBNation.com]