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Thursday Morning Fly By: Playoffs with no emotions are extra fun.

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

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*Claude Giroux looks back on the Flyers season and looks forward to what comes next for the captain and his team. [Flyers]

*Okay this season was a lot of things, most of them bad, but calling it a "collapse" is seriously ridiculous. [Inquirer]

*Wayne Simmonds used this season to become more of a leader and that's pretty awesome. [CSN Philly]

*Michal Neuvirth thinks he can be just as good as Tuukka Rask. In related news, I think I can be just as pretty as Scarlet Johanssen. [Inquirer]

*We are saying goodbye to Nick Schultz and Michael Del Zotto. *cue that Green Day song* [CSN Philly]

*Heeeeey did you participate in our early-season predictions contest? Maybe you won! [BSH]

*Ron Hextall is being super cool and taking  Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds with him to Team Canada. [TSN]

*If you missed any of the exit interview shade that was being thrown all over the place, Meltzer has everything for you. [Hockeybuzz]

*DGB previewed the East earlier this week and got to the West just in time for the first round to be kicked off. [Vice Sports]

*The Flyers have some names on the best-selling jersey list, which is pretty cool. [Puck Daddy]

*Now the the first round is underway, everybody has their picks in. We've got picks from the folks at Puck Daddy, the pros over at ProHockeyTalk, and even our pals at SB Nation.

*Friedman's latest 30 Thoughts focuses on all the coaching changes going on lately. [Sportsnet]

*And finally, our team might not be in but there is nothing better than the Stanley Cup Playoffs, so let's enjoy them, fam. [Pensburgh]