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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Wrapping up the first round

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

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* Craig Berube spoke yesterday morning for the first time since getting fired: [BSH]

* Five closing thoughts on end of the Caps/Isles series -- easily the best series of the first round, in my opinion: [TheScore]

* And some more thoughts from DGB: [Grantland]

* And one last final piece on the Coliseum: [Puck Daddy]

* THE RANGERS' TWITTER ACCOUNT IS PROTESTING CAPITAL LETTERS BECAUSE THEY'RE PLAYING THE CAPITALS SO I'LL WRITE THIS BULLET POINT OUT IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE, HONESTLY, SCREW THOSE GUYS: [SBNATION]

* Anywho, on to tonight's Game 7, in which Detroit will be without Nicklas Kronwall who was actually suspended! Whoa: [Winging It In Motown]

* You've noticed that the refs in these playoff games basically aren't calling penalties, right? [Globe & Mail] [PPP]

* Some jerk and two other fine folks at SB Nation talk about the playoffs on video. Guess who's who! [SB Nation]

* Blackhawks-Wild is happening for the third straight postseason buuuuuuuuut let's not call it a rivalry just yet: [Hockey Wilderness]

* Jim Rutherford -- or, as I like to think of him, Inferior To The Carrot -- is suggesting that Pittsburgh's core won't change this summer: [ESPN]

* Inspired by recent videos from Brian McGrattan and Dan Carcillo, some thoughts on the slow decline of the enforcer in today's NHL: [Matchsticks and Gasoline]

* Finally, there may be two potential locations for a hockey arena in Seattle. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. [PHT]