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Friday Morning Fly By: Big win for Big E

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

*After a lovely ceremony honoring Eric Lindros, the boys mounted a fantastic come-from-behind OT win and delivered the kind of night that Big E deserved. RECAP!

*So...why is Dave Hakstol incapable of seeing four or five moves ahead? Making on-the-fly adjustments effectively? WHY? [NBC Sports Philly]

*Even Eric Lindros, living legend and hockey god, gets caught up in Eagles fever. A little bit. [Philly.com]

*Okay, so this isn’t an article about the Flyers. But one has to wonder, given what we’ve seen, if Nolan Patrick might have benefited from another year in Brandon. If Mat Barzal is any indication, he may have. Something to think about. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Speaking of rookies, these guys might not be Barzal-level but they are still getting things done for their respective teams. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Speaking of rookies again, Oskar Lindblom is an All-Star! [The AHL]

*We are all used to NHL teams hiding injury information from the press, and as a result, from fans. It mostly just seems annoying. But could this actually be harmful to the players? [Washington Post]

*The Maple Leafs need a right-handed defenseman. The Flyers have some. The Leafs have some gooooood young talent. Ron, get on the phone. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*Hey guys! We have a new addition to the Broad Street Hockey family! Please welcome: Flyperbole! [BSH]

*Prior to their game against the Canadiens the other day, the Boston Bruins took the time to honor Willie O’Ree, who 60 years ago became the first black player to play in an NHL game. [The Color of Hockey]

*Here’s his story in his own words. [The Players’ Tribune]

*And finally, you’d think it would be obvious, but Willie O’Ree should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Right now he isn’t, but some fans are trying to change that. Add your name if you’d like. [Change.org]