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Monday Morning Fly By: Getting closer

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

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*The Blues won Game 5 yesterday, presumably because the gods are punishing the Sharks for Timo Meier’s hand pass. [Bay Area News]

*Speaking of the dumb Blues, Craig Berube isn’t the only reason the Blues are one win away from the Final. He’s a good coach now, though. Which he wasn’t here. [BSH]

*The Memorial Cup kicked off this weekend and for the second straight season, a future Flyer may come away a winner. [BSH]

*Inexplicably, the local press has decided that Chuck Fletcher should already feels pressure. Mid-May. While the coach is doing Worlds. Okay. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Speaking of Worlds, how are the Flyers doing, you ask? Not bad! [BSH]

*In their quest to improve the blue line, the Flyers would do well to look at trade targets out west. [BSH]

*And in that vein, the next team to sign Erik Karlsson might have a few lingering worries to think about. [ProHockeyTalk]