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Wednesday Morning Fly By: EVERYTHING HAPPENED and also yay it's playoffs eve!

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


*EVERYTHING happened yesterday. First, Homer gave all of the money to Andrew MacDonald. For some reason. [BSH]

*About 20 minutes before that news broke, Kevin wrote a great piece on MacDonald after doing some pretty extensive video research on the defenseman. [BSH]

*AndyMac spoke with the media about his deal after practice. [Flyers]

*Steve Mason is still not a certainty for tomorrow's game. Horror. [CSN Philly]

*In happier news, Shayne Gostisbehere is a Flyer! He'll report to the Phantoms for the remainder of their season. [BSH] [SBN College Hockey]

*Ghost Bear spoke with the media about his decision to sign with the Flyers. [BSH]

*Two reasons the Flyers should be confident vs. the Rangers. [CSN Philly]

*Meltzer has some post-practice updates on the team, as well as some thoughts on Ghost. [Hockeybuzz]

*Moving Vinny Lecavalier to the fourth line has added some punch to the Flyers' offense. [Flyers]

*Expectations are very high for Claude Giroux. [CSN Philly]

*Bernie Parent offered some advice to the Flyers ahead of game one. []

*25 things we should know about the New York Rangers heading into the first round. []

*Speaking of the Rangers, they signed Ghost Bear's teammate and Union captain Mat Bodie yesterday. [Blueshirt Banter]

*If the playoff predictions are any indication, the Flyers are a pretty big underdog. [SB Nation] [ESPN]

*Preview tonight's playoff games here: Pens vs. Blue Jackets, Habs vs. Lightning, & Ducks vs. Stars.

*Peter Laviolette has been named head coach of the 2014 US Men's National Team. [USA Hockey]

*Friedman's latest 30 Thoughts. [CBC]

*The Buffalo Sabres lost the draft lotto; Florida will pick first next year. We feel your pain, Sabres. [Die By The Blade]

*If you're looking for a place to watch the game, BSH & Philly Phaithful are hosting a viewing party. [BSH]

*And in case you missed it, check out last night's episode of BSH Radio here.