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Thursday Morning Fly By: If that was the playoff preview the feature is going to suck.

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


*That game could not have been uglier. Every second of it was pure torture. Recap.

*At least the Flyers' playoff odds are still mid-90s? [Sports Club Stats]

*Should Craig Berube be considered for the Jack Adams in light of the Flyers turnaround? [The Checking Line]

*Charlie analyzes how Berube has been using Andrew MacDonald since his arrival in Philadelphia. [BSH]

*Bobby Clarke has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee. One more vote for Lindros, hooray! [Daily News] [BSH]

*Tye McGinn is excited to have been pulled from the floundering Phantoms to join the Flyers in the thick of their playoff push. [DN] [CSN Philly]

*ASF on the magic number the Flyers need to clinch a playoff spot. [Flyers]

*Anthony Stolarz has been suspended for eight games for his high stick/slash/head tap. [Sportsnet]

*The Flyers are smack in the middle of this list of the best 5-on-5 scoring teams in the league. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Travis gives an in-depth explanation of the new (note: stupid) NHL playoff format. [SB Nation]

*Ron Hextall has been named Assistant GM of Team Canada for the World Championship. [TSN]

*On the types of "players only" meetings and how effective they can be. No mention of the fact that Claude Giroux-led meetings are 100% effective, though. [Backhand Shelf]

*NHL players admit they have no idea how line changes work. [The Onion]

*And finally, Don Cherry hates American college hockey players because of course he does. [SBN]