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Friday Morning Fly By: Is it possible that the playoffs are more fun without your team in them?

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

John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

*If the Flyers fire Craig Berube they should hire Dan Bylsma for...reasons. [CSN Philly]

*Meltzer deconstructs Hextall's state-of-the-team address. [Hockeybuzz]

*Brayden Schenn and American traitor Sean Couturier will join Claude Giroux at the World's for Team Canada. [BSH]

*On the rise and fall of Oskar Lindblom. [Along The Boards]

*Jakub Voracek says he'd like Craig Berube to return as head coach. Not sure what else he could possibly say here... [CSN Philly]

*Ron Hextall thinks Craig Berube handled Steve Mason just fine. [Daily News]

*And Ron Hextall should probably go ahead and make his decision about Berube now. [Inquirer]

*Big news from yesterday was P.K. Subban's slash heard 'round the world. [The Hockey News]

*DGB offers ten observations in the aftermath of The Slash. [Grantland]

*On penalties in the NHL playoffs. [Hockey-Graphs]

*So NHL Vegas is most definitely a thing that is happening. [Fox Vegas]

*The numbers nerds have determined that playoff hockey is 35% more smashy than regular season hockey. [FiveThirtyEight]

*They're getting BEER ATMs at the United Center. I would like one in my house. [Chicago Business]

*And finally, five players who should have their faces punched after every whistle in the playoffs. [The Score]