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Friday Morning Fly By: It’s the weekend, baby...

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

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

*...and you know what that means. Time to drink precisely one beer and watch all of the playoff hockey games. Anyway, Drake ruined the Maple Leafs, which was quite rude of him, in my opinion. [Yahoo Sports]

*We learned which players are nominated for the Selke award this year, and Sean Couturier is not one of them. Which is, quite frankly, ridiculous. [BSH]

*Even impartial sports writers agree that he was snubbed! [The Hockey Writers]

*Alain Vigneault gave his intro presser yesterday, and he said a lot of good stuff. [Flyers]

*One thing we learned is that Chuck and Al are very confident that they are going to turn the Flyers around fast. [Courier-Post]

*Which is why it is high time we stop talking about the dude who wanted to bet on the ponies in Florida and start talking about why AV was a very good choice. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Jay Greenberg, for his part, finds the choice “curious”. Hmm. [Hockeybuzz]

*Chuck Fletcher is apparently okay with the idea of the Flyers getting “older” on the back end. If that also means “better”, cool. If it means some dumb intangible shit then not so cool. [Courier-Post]

*This is a few days old but I missed it so maybe you did too; Bill Meltzer takes a close look at the Flyers’ pending RFAs. [Flyers]

*Since Tampa went and ruined everyone’s brackets, we decided we wanted a do-over. [BSH]

*The Flyperbole boys went out in the streets to get some reaction to the Vigneault hire from regular, definitely real, certainly not made-up Flyers fans in the city of Philadelphia. [BSH]

*And speaking of... new BSH Radio! We spent the whole hours going over the ins and outs of AV’s coaching style and why he might be a good thing for this group of players. [BSH]