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Thursday Morning Fly By: We have a bad coach, and other facts.

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

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*Things took a sad turn yesterday as the Flyers lost another of their former players.[BSH]

*The biggest matzo ball hanging out there for the Flyers right now? The fate of Steve Mason. [CSN Philly]

*Maybe the most infuriating thing about Dave Hakstol is his insistence on punishing exciting young players for making the same kind of mistakes that vets routinely make on this team. [Inquirer]

*Ron Hextall may be a legend but he should not be above questioning. [Daily News]

*The newest Flyers had some comments after the loss to New Jersey. First up, Sam Morin... [Flyers]

*...and here's Mike Vecchione. [Flyers]

*Speaking of that game in Newark, here's Charlie's 10 Things. [BSH]

*Sam Morin had a pretty nice debut. [CSN Philly]

*Morin may well find himself as an integral part of the Flyers' rebuilding process. [The Morning Call]

*Predators D-man Roman Josi offers some insight into what makes his team a threat in these playoffs. [The Players' Tribune]

*Remember that concussion lawsuit against the NHL? It could be much worse for the league than you might think. [The Guardian]

*Normally, its best for a team to head into the playoffs on a hot streak. DGB has five teams who played like trash at the end of the season but still made noise in the 'yoffs. [The Hockey News]

*Friedman's latest 30 focuses on the Olympics, which continues to be the biggest thing in hockey right now. [Sportsnet]

*The league is most certainly using this as a bargaining chip with the NHLPA which is shitty. [Vice Sports]

*Some experts think heading to the Olympics in spite of the league could cost players their careers. [CBC]

*So how does the league stop someone like Alexander Ovechkin from going? [TSN]

*And finally, Jaromir Jagr wants to play until he's 50 and you'd be nuts to think he won't do it. [TSN]