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Thursday Morning Fly By: Psssssssst. Mike. Hi Mike.

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

If Mike Babcock isn't going to be the next Flyers coach, whey are there already pictures of him in the Flyers' arena? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
If Mike Babcock isn't going to be the next Flyers coach, whey are there already pictures of him in the Flyers' arena? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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* The first round came to an end last night as Braydon Coburn, of all people! scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 Tampa victory. Recaps! [SBN] [Raw Charge] [Winging It In Motown]

* Prior to that game, some octopuses in an aquarium finally revolted against the Red Wings or something like that: [CBS Sports]

* What does Tampa's win mean for the Flyers' other first-round pick? Would have been better had they lost, but oh well: [BSH]

* AND ONE MORE THOUGHT ON THAT GAME: Soon.

* Anywho, more on draft order and many other NHL happenings in 30 Thoughts, including a brief note on the Flyers' coaching search: [Sportsnet]

* The NHL also announced its Hart finalists yesterday. They should not surprise you: [NHL.com]

* CSN Philly collects some opinions on Dallas Eakins. The people they found don't like him! [CSN]

* Meanwhile, some thoughts on Craig Berube and what kind of impact (if any) he may or may not have had on Steve Mason's career year: [Pattison Avenue]

* Now that the Islanders look like they're here to stay, the pressure is on Jack Capuano: [Lighthouse Hockey]

* And speaking of, should the Isles (and Senators before them) have pulled their goalies a bit earlier in their eventual season-ending losses? [Puck Daddy]

* Doug Armstrong spoke to ESPN about another early exit for his team: [ESPN]

* The Blackhawks signed KHL free agent Artemi Panarin, because sure, what that team needed was more good forwards: [Second City Hockey]

* Finally, did you know that Matt Read has the delicate wrists to run pretty fast? That and more that you didn't know about your Flyers! [BSH]