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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Hating the Caps all over again.

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

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*The player reviews continue with the best defenseman/rookie/player/human in NHL history, Shayne Gostisbehere. [BSH]

*The Flyers have voted on team superlatives that are cute and all, but nowhere near as good as the superlatives given out by BSH last month. Copycats. [Flyers]

*R.J. Umberger is hoping another team will give him a shot if the Flyers buy him out. [Inquirer]

*Dave Hakstol's first year as a coach was definitely a success, and it has laid the groundwork for this team moving forward. [Sons of Penn]

*Tonight, a show called The Goldbergs will honor Ed Snider with a special Flyers-centric episode. Which is pretty cool. [Hockeybuzz]

*So the NHL Stanley Cup playoff format...how are we liking this thing? [Puck Daddy]

*American badass Auston Matthews seems genuinely excited and/or terrified at the idea of playing in the center of the hockey universe. [TSN]

*The NHL17 cover vote has come down to Joe Pavelski versus Vladimir Tarasenko. Place your bets. [NHL.com]

*DGB on the twelve types of playoff controversies we see year after year. [Sportsnet]

*And finally, is there anything better than big professional athletes holding their tiny adorable fluff nuggets? No. The answer is unequivocally: no. [TSN]