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Monday Morning Fly By: All wrapped up

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

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*The Phantoms wrapped up their season this weekend to a packed house up in Allentown and it may have been Mike McKenna’s final professional hockey game. He seems like a good dude. [BSH]

*Joel Farabee has been impressive as heck all year and now he’s the rookie of the year. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Ron Hextall did a lot of good work while he was the Flyers GM, but perhaps his most lasting contribution is the fact that Dave Hakstol’s hiring has opened the door for college coaches to be considered for NHL coaching jobs. [The Buffalo News]

*Speaking of, Minnesota Duluth won its second national title in a row, and their coach is getting a lot of attention with regard to being considered for an NHL job. [SBN College Hockey]

*So the playoffs have been pretty wild so far huh? Mike Smith has been actually good. [USA Today]

*Nikita Kucherov went and got himself suspended. [Raw Charge]

*Which won’t help the Lightning, who are LOSING to the Blue Jackets. They’re going to destroy everyone’s brackets. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The on Saturday, Nazem Kadri lost his mind and cross checked a dude in the head, so if he plays again this series it’ll be surprising. Bad news for the Leafs. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*In less shocking playoff news, the youths are outperforming the olds thus far. [AP]

*In “hey good for him” news, our old pal Jordan Weal is getting some attention for being a good depth guy. [Die By The Blade]

*And finally, Bernie Parent says the Flyers are absolutely going to win a Cup with Carter Hart. So let it be written. So let it be done. [NBC Sports Philly]