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

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*Imagine how much fun this Final would be if the stupid Leafs had just won one of those two hockey games. Stupid Leafs. Anyhoo!

*We are kicking off our player reviews! Hooray! First up: new kid Ryan Hartman. [BSH]

*While a part of Team Canada at the Worlds, Carter Hart became good friends with his future enemies. [The Athletic]

*We looked at the potential draftees that moved up in the rankings, so it makes sense for us to look at the ones who fell down. [BSH]

*Speaking of, trade the pick, Chaz. [BSH]

*If they keep it, though, this kid might be available at 11 and he’s worth keeping an eye on. [Elite Prospects]

*Meltzer looks at the Flyers’ rather substantial defensive depth. [Flyers]

*James van Riemsdyk is going to be an important part of next year’s roster for a number of reasons. [NBC Sports Philly]

*DGB on the most disappointing disappointments of these playoffs. [The Athletic]

*There are some over-aged players in this year’s draft class that may be worth taking a gamble on. [The Hockey News]

*There are a lot of really interesting stories in Flyers’ history, and that of Viktors Hatulevs is one of them. [BSH]

*The Raptors are favorites in the NBA final, according to the nerds. That’s wild. [FiveThirtyEight]

*And finally... new Flyperbole! An ode to Corban Knight, if you will. [BSH]