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Friday Morning Fly By: Everything is good again!

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

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NHL: New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

*Despite Dave Hakstol’s best efforts there at the end, the Flyers held on to head into the weekend with a win against the Rangers. Pens Sunday. Big game. But last night was a good, solid win. RECAP!

*So you may have noticed that Robert Hagg was out and Brandon Manning was in last night. After the lineup change was announced, Kurt thought a bit about the “why” of this move. [BSH]

*If you’re a subscriber, head on over to Charlie’s new home and check out his very good piece on Valtteri Filppula, the season he’s had and what we should expect going forward. [The Athletic]

*The Flyers’ playoff picture may be fuzzy at the moment, but quite a few of our prospects are heading into the playoffs in their respective leagues. Let’s talk about how they’re going to crush it. [BSH]

*Anthony Stolarz is back in Lehigh Valley! Making a lot of progress. Good news. [Phantoms Hockey]

*Being a starting goaltender in the NHL is a tough job. Really wears one down. Good news for us is the Flyers don’t even have a starting goaltender! [CTV News]

*On the NHL’s periodic general manager meetings, and why they are a total waste of everyone’s time. [Vice Sports]