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Friday Morning Fly By: Why they called the playoffs? More like the play-ons tssssss

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

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*What, if anything, can the Flyers learn from the Capitals-Penguins series? [Daily News]

*Ron Hextall continues to hope that his patient approach to building his team pays off. [Inquirer]

*Sidney Crosby can't grow a proper playoff beard, let's laugh at him. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The IIHF World Championship kicks off today; here's a handy guide to understanding the tournament, should you need it. [TSN]

*Just in case you felt like maybe you had accomplished some cool things in your life, the new general manager of the Arizona Coyotes is 26 years old. [Five For Howling]

*Speaking of, no, the Maple Leafs are not going to trade the #1 overall to Arizona. [The Hockey News]

*Coaching "free agency" might be more fun than player free agency this summer. [Pattison Ave]

*DGB brings us this year's ranking of the top 10 old guys that haven't yet won a Cup. Adjust your bandwagoning accordingly. [Sportsnet]

*Barry Melrose is hosting a show on Minnesota hockey hair and everything about it sounds wonderful. [TSN]

*Some people think there is some kind of conspiracy to award Old Man Panarin the Calder Trophy over Connor McDavid, but what these people forget is that Shayne Gostisbehere is actually going to win it. [Puck Daddy]

*And finally, speaking of Ghost, have fun watching this video 100 times because it's THAT GOOD. [Sons of Penn]