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Friday Morning Fly By: Get bent, NHL.

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

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*Let's start right at the top: John Scott, in his own words, on what a bunch of scummy jerks the NHL executives are. If you didn't like this guy before, you will now. [The Players' Tribune]

*Now that we're on a lengthy little break, we here at BSH thought it seemed like a fine time to revisit our 25 Under 25. [BSH]

*The Flyers penalty kill was great the other night and was a huge part in the victory over the league-best Capitals. [CSN Philly]

*Speaking of, here are ten things we learned from that fun game. [BSH]

*Talking about Shayne Gostisbehere being awesome will never get old. [Sons of Penn]

*On the value of Michael Raffl. [Pattison Ave]

*Let's check in on prospect Reece Willcox. [Flyers]

*If the Flyers are really, actually, seriously going to make a playoff push they need to pick it up big time after the break. [Inquirer]

*Fighting majors in the NHL are at a 15-year low. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*So, the All-Star Game is this weekend. Hooray. If you are so inclined, here's a full guide to how to watch. [Hockey Wilderness]

*The best thing at the All-Star game might be this cheese fountain. CHEESE FOUNTAIN what a time to be alive. [SB Nation]

*Wayne Simmonds is already enjoying his break. [BSH]

*Looking back at the best moments from the first half of the season. [TSN]

*And finally, it pays to be a rich and famous athlete because look at all the cool stuff these guys will get for being part of the All-Star game. [Puck Daddy]