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Monday Morning Fly By: Hockey is bad, life is bad, god is dead, etc.

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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 Pittsburgh Penguins are your 2016 Stanley Cup Champions because we exist on this earth to suffer and then die alone and unremarkably. But Phil!

*2016 has not been the best year, and on Friday we lost another icon when Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, passed away. He was 88. [SB Nation]

*Some of the Flyers greats remember Gordie. [CSN Philly]

*On a lighter note, here's the story of how a Gordie Howe jersey came to play a role in one of the most iconic movies of all time. [TSN]

*Claude Giroux gives a little update on how his offseason rehab is going. [Flyers]

*We also get a little sit down with Jakub Voracek! [Flyers]

*The expansion still isn't confirmed, but it looks like teams are being informed about a potential draft, so it's looking more and more likely every day. [Sportsnet]

*Several notable NHL assistant coaches are taking a leap into the unknown this summer. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The Lake Erie Monsters defeated the Hershey Bears over the weekend to bring the Calder Cup to Cleveland. [ProHockeyTalk]

*And finally, in addition to focusing on remembering Mr. Hockey, Friedman's latest 30 Thoughts features a little nugget about our old friend Scott Hartnell. [Sportsnet]