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Thursday Morning Fly By: Time to make your picks

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

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*Round two baby! Who ya got?

*So that news we got about Jay O’Brien yesterday wasn’t great as far as expectations for the kid go, but it is really easy to lose perspective when evaluating the ‘career’ of a literal teenager. [NBC Sports Philly]

*O’Brien had a tough season thanks to injury, and evidently the kid just wants to find a better opportunity elsewhere. []

*After losing to Boston in Game 7 (again), the Leafs are going to have a lot of looking inward to do this offseason. And likely a lot of moves to make. Chuck get on the phone. [ProHockeyTalk]

*A good way to spend some time today is to go back and look at the five minutes that launched the Sharks into the second round, because it was pretty amazing to watch. [Fear The Fin]

*There was a bit of uh... controversy in that Sharks game. An officiating legend breaks down everything they got wrong for us. The dive into how officiating changes in the playoffs is also an interesting read. [The Athletic]

*As the city waits for their new hockey team to arrive, the folks in Seattle are honoring their pretty rich hockey history. [Yahoo Sports]

*Is the NHL finally starting to market its superstar players? [Bay Today]

*On goaltender interference, the scourge of this league, and how they might go about fixing it. [Yahoo Sports]

*Despite their teams being eliminated early, a few players really stood out in this first round of the playoffs. [The Hockey News]