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Tuesday Morning Fly By: And we’re off

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

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*Everyone have a good long weekend? Enjoy Game 1 of the Final? We’re definitely all Blues fans now, right? Rooting for the Bruins seems physically impossible. Anyhoo hockey will be gone soon so let’s all enjoy it while we’ve got it, eh? [NBC Sports Philly]

*Whatever your rooting interest, these are the five things you’ll likely want to keep an eye on as far as difference-making goes in this series. [Yahoo Sports]

*The Worlds came to a close on Sunday, with Finland upsetting Coots, Phil, Hart, and the rest of Team Canada for the gold. [TSN]

*And now that this team of relatively unknown players has defeated both Teams Canada and the USA, how might an NHL team go about getting on of these guys on their roster? [Pension Plan Puppets]

*Speaking of the Worlds, Oskar Lindblom had a nice little tournament for himself. [The Athletic]

*The Carolina Hurricanes were a lot of fun to watch this season, and they may be able to teach the Flyers a few things. [BSH]

*Friedman had a lot to say about the Flyers in his latest batch of Thoughts. [Sportsnet]

*The most interesting bit had to do with Shayne Gostisbehere. Or the lack of Shayne, to be precise. [NBC Sports Philly]

*We’ve finally wrapped up our Phantoms coverage for the year, with a look at the final crop of forwards’ report cards. [BSH]

*Additionally we’ve got a full-season retrospective on the Phantoms’ fifth season in Allentown. [BSH]

*The Memorial Cup came to a close Sunday, with Rouyn-Noranda taking the title over the Halifax Mooseheads. Cool thing about this tournament for us was the emergence of Isaac Ratcliffe as a real star. [Sportsnet]

*This is a very interesting look into the ways in which NHL scouts should use current scientific methods to evaluating prospect decision-making skills. [Winging It In Motown]

*And finally, in case you missed it: the newest Flyperbole! Go Blues! [BSH]