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Friday Morning Fly By: NOBODY MOVE. The offense is gone. We can't find the offense!

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

Bruce Bennett

*Remember scoring goals? Those were halcyon days. The Flyers lost again, scoring zero goals again. Recap.

*Revisiting the Max Talbot for Steve Downie trade to see which team got better end of the deal. [BSH]

*There's a little Ken Hitchcock in Craig Berube's coaching philosophies. [Daily News]

*Steve Mason almost quit hockey while in Columbus; coming to Philadelphia has revived his love for the game. []

*The Flyers defense is better than most expected it to be this year. [The Checking Line]

*Is the new NHL playoff format working for you? (note: no, it's dumb) [Puck Daddy]

*Part one of a two-part look at why everyone hates Sunbelt hockey franchises. [Litter Box Cats]

*How and why shooting percentage shifts perception. [TSN]

*Calgary Flames GM Brian Burke wants to see homophobic slurs erased from the hockey world. [Global News]

*Hockey Canada CEO Bob Nicholson has resigned; may end up heading the IIHF. [CBC]

*Sean McIndoe ranks the best possible first round matchups heading into the playoffs. [Grantland]