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Wednesday Morning Fly By: LET'S GO ISLANDERS!

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

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*Playoffs are officially underway, with a few Western Conference games taking place last night and the East kicking off this evening. I'll be the one rooting for my new favorite team the New York Islanders.

*Speaking of bandwagons, here's some more advice on how to pick one on which to jump. (Grantland)

*Anyone else forget how much it sucks to have the Flyers miss all together? (BSH)

*Homer likes the current roster but will be changing it anyway. (CSN Philly)

*Here's an article on three "slumping" second-year Flyers who didn't actually slump. (Philly.com)

*Anthony Stolarz's has been key to the London Knight's success this year. (Flyers)

*Playoff predictions from CSN, SB Nation, and Flyers Faithful.

*Bill Meltzer's thoughts on who stays and who goes this summer. (Hockeybuzz)

*Danny Briere really wants to stay here. Aww. (CSN Philly)

*Some folks really enjoyed the compressed 48-game season. (Die By The Blade)

*Flyers Faithful takes a look at potential draftee Nathan MacKinnon. (FF)

*They're really, seriously considering an overhaul of the Islanders uniform. Just....no. (Backhand Shelf)

*And finally, Patrick Kane is returning to his natural state and regrowing the mullet. (Puck Daddy)