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Monday Morning Fly By: Happy Deadline Day!

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

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*Yooooooo it's Deadline Day! Which is either the most exciting day of the year or a disappointing crashing bore! Stay tuned to find out which one we get this year. Oh, and the Flams are in town tonight. Puck drops at 7. Go Flyers.

*Hey you know who definitely isn't getting moved today? Michael Raffl! [Flyers]

*Charlie has some thoughts on the Raffl extension, which you should read because Charlie rules. [BSH]

*Phantoms captain Colin McDonald was also extended over the weekend. [Highland Park Hockey]

*Brayden Schenn has been killing it since his brother was traded. Guess we know what the problem was. [Inquirer]

*Steve Mason is totally cool with the Flyers riding Neuvirth while he's hot. [CSN Philly]

*Saturday's win keeps the Flyers within striking distance of the playoffs. Because that's how this team does it. [Courier-Post]

*Speaking of that game against the 'Yotes, let's look back with ten things. [BSH]

*Have fun watching this clip of Ivan Provorov running house over and over. [Sons of Penn]

*Bill Meltzer looks back on the career of Jim Watson, who will join his brother in the Flyers Hall of Fame. [Flyers]

*Do NHL officials REALLY try to balance power play opportunities? [TSN]

*We know NHL enforcers are a dying (or dead) breed, but what about the "role player"? [The Guardian]

*Mitch Albom talks about his plans for the John Scott movie. [Sportsnet]

*Zac Rinaldo was waived on Sunday. LOL. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

*And finally, T.J. Oshie was a cute kid. [TSN]