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Thursday Morning Fly By: Everyone knows awards are meaningless.

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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 Flyers' best shot at an award last night was Shayne Gostisbehere and he came in second to an elderly man who I guess a bunch of writers felt sorry for because he's so old. [BSH]

*But Ghost wasn't the only Flyer to show up on ballots, as Cooter finished 8th in Selke voting and Ron Hextall made a surprise appearance on someone's GM of the Year ballot. Good job boys!

*Okay it's time to go full-steam into draft news as we are just two days out from the day when we really hope to see Gary Bettman's face on our television screens. Let's take a look at a defenseman the Flyers may be interested in. [Sons of Penn]

*The mock drafts keep on coming and this one has the Flyers selecting American sniper Kieffer Bellows. [CSN Philly]

*Speaking of Bellows, let's learn about him just in case he becomes one of us. [ProHockeyTalk]

*This here is a look at how all of the teams in our division might end up drafting, based on which players fill each team's most urgent needs. [NHL.com]

*We've seen a lot of talk about Friday night's first round of the draft, but what about rounds two and three? [Pattison Ave]

*So expansion is a real thing now; is the gamble worth the risk? [Puck Daddy]

*There actually seems to be a lot of worry about whether or not grown men can handle being in Las Vegas for a whole hockey season without going completely mental. [CBC]

*DGB on five NHL expansion cities that never came to be. [The Hockey News]

*Shatt Deuces leads the pack of likely summertime trade bait. [TSN]

*On the history and future of plus/minus. [Sportsnet]

*Allow this Winnipeg Jets prospect to serve as a reminder that nothing good happens in Florida. [Deadspin]

*And finally, Snoop Dogg called his weed smoking stuff "Leafs" and guess what, that's a problem. [TSN]