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Friday Morning Fly By: Oh whatever, go birds

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

Philadelphia Flyers v New Jersey Devils Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

*So that’ll make three losses. Not great, folks! But whatever, it’s Superbowl weekend. You’ve got other things to worry about. ... STOP SITTING ON LEADS, DAVE. RECAP!

*But anyhoo, let’s look back at Wednesday night’s loss with 10 things we learned. [BSH]

*No really, let’s all sit in how bad that game was for a second. [BSH]

*It’s Hockey Is For Everyone™ month! That means a lot of things, and one of those things is that each team has an ambassador whose job it is to be an advocate for equality and inclusion in the community. Our leader is our leader, Claude Giroux! []

*We are heading into prime Trade Rumor season, so we might as well dive right on in. Who is doing what ahead of the deadline? [Puck Daddy]

*And here are ten of the top candidates for player to be moved at the deadline. [The Hockey News]

*So we all know Gary Bettman sucks and is bad for hockey, but is he also actually good at his job? Maybe. Whatever he sucks. And yesterday was the anniversary of his being hired by the league, so we’ve got a lot of Gary content for you today. [Vice Sports]

*Ahh, hindsight. Like when you argue that locking out the league is actually good. [ESPN]

*We’ve also got a full rundown of the best and worst of Gary’s quarter-century tenure. [ESPN]

*Lots of juicy names in this year’s free agency class, you guys! Whether they actually hit the market or not is another thing entirely. [The Washington Post]

*And finally, hockey fans complain a lot about the vague injury descriptions offered up by teams, but apparently some people are into it. [Yahoo Sports]