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

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*So yesterday's highly anticipated press conference turned out to be a whole lot of nothing. Ron Hextall is "still evaluating" coach Craig Berube. [BSH]

*We also learned that the Flyers will not entertain a buyout of Vincent Lecavalier, despite unhappiness on both sides. [BSH]

*And speaking of leadership... [Pattison Ave]

*The Flyers official press guy looks back on the good and bad from last season. [Flyers]

*Meltzer looks back on the season by the numbers. [Hockeybuzz]

*Michael Del Zotto spoke with the media about his outlook going forward. [Flyers]

*Wayne Simmonds says that "panic" was a problem for the Flyers this year. [CSN Philly]

*Bellemare and Gudas will undergo surgery this offseason. [BSH]

*Reviewing the performance of Michael Raffl this season. [Pattison Ave]

*Competent sports writer Frank Seravalli offers a series-by-series look at the playoffs. [Daily News]

*DGB previews the Eastern Conference matchups. [Grantland]

*And because you can never have too many playoff previews and predictions (plus this one is hilarious). [FiveMole]

*This story about a young Ottawa Senators fan will likely make you misty. [TSN]

*Not everyone was as wishy-washy as Ron Hextall yesterday; the Bruins fired GM Peter Chairelli. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

*Why scoring goes down in the NHL playoffs. [The Globe and Mail]

*And finally, NHL players discuss their most serious injuries. It's gross. [TSN]