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Friday Morning Fly By: It’s hot takes season

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

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*Be careful out there, you guys. The offseason produces the hottest of takes; exit interview time in particular. There’s a lot of bad information out there. [BSH]

*Charlie, because he’s great, has a level-headed take on the ten things we should take away from the Flyers’ player exit interviews. [The Athletic]

*Ron Hextall and Dave Hakstol had their time in the spotlight today. We’ll be reading a lot about their remarks over the next couple of days. [Courier-Post]

*If we can agree on anything it’s that Nolan Patrick made a lot of progress this season. []

*Ivan Provorov showed himself to be a real leader both on and off the ice this season, particularly in the playoffs, and that’s a role he hopes to expand next season. []

*The second round is underway! Who is your bandwagon team? If you’ve settled on the Capitals for obvious reasons, this may be your year. [Vice Sports]

*And just in case you missed it, here’s the full schedule for the second round. [SB Nation]

*So the Golden Knights continue to be remarkably good at hockey. But how would they fare against a team made up of the best players ever to be taken in an expansion draft? [Sportsnet]

*Tomorrow is the draft lottery, which is always fun. Won’t be as fun as last year, of course, but still fun. Here’s the format we’ll see. [Second City Hockey]

*Evidently The Fans are upset about the recent uptick in suspensions for questionable hits, which lead the league to issue some clarification. [ESPN]

*The latest of Friedman’s 31 Thoughts, at least one of which contains a possible rumor about a possible change to the Flyers’ front office staff. [Sportsnet]

*And finally, with the second round underway we can reflect on the first; did you find it boring? [Puck Daddy]