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Thursday Morning Fly By: You could call that the wrong foot

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

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Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game One Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

*Well. That’s not how you want to start a series. But hey, nothing we can do now. On to Friday. Do better. RECAP!

*If we are going to be saved, it may be Travis Sanheim who saves us all. [BSH]

*The Flyers believe in themselves. And that’s really important when you’re an underdog. [Courier-Post]

*Hey Mark Recchi? Get fucked. []

*Our pal Mary Clarke asked the Flyers what their favorite Flyers-Penguins moment has been over the course of this storied rivalry. They gave some fun answers. [The Athletic]

*There was a time when the heated rivalry between these two teams would lead to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin periodically losing their cool and taking dumb penalties. This will not be the case anymore. []

*Whatever though, the Flyers are going to win this series. Here’s why. [BSH]

*Whatever happens, when we look back at this season, it was more good than bad. It didn’t feel that way for long stretches, but really, it was. []

*31 Thoughts, mostly on awards season, which is apparently very hard for the writers this year. [Sportsnet]

*Should you need to choose a bandwagon to hop on to later (YOU WON’T), DGB is here with a handy guide on how to choose one. [Sportsnet]

*The extremely smart folks over at NHL Numbers have made their playoff picks and folks, they’re not favorable. * fart noise * [NHL Numbers]