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Friday Morning Fly By: It’s Travis Konecny weekend

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

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*The festivities finally begin tonight with the most fun part, the skills competition. Here’s a handy guide to how you can watch all of tonight’s good times. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The most important part of all of this is, of course, Travis Konecny, who is finally getting noticed for being more than a hilarious pest. [Inquirer]

*The skills comp is fun, to be sure, but it could definitely be funner. [ESPN]

*Charlie gives us some things to be positive about in his latest. [The Athletic]

*The pro hockey writers that are charged with voting for most of the NHL awards revealed their midseason votes yesterday and FOLKS. This might be the year. [PSWA]

*Speaking of awards, Meltzer has given out his midseason accolades to the Flyers. [Flyers]

*Travis Konecny and Brian Elliott gave out their team awards too. Sort of. [Inquirer]

*Yesterday The Athletic folks gave us their current top-20 prospects in the org, and today we’ve got a great interview with assistant GM Brent Flahr about both the forwards... [The Athletic]

*... and also the defensemen and goalies. This is really good and interesting stuff. [The Athletic]

*You know how people always say the 2-goal lead is the worst lead in hockey? Well, turns out that’s not the case anymore. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Some awesome kids in New Jersey are showing their support for Oskar Lindblom in a big way. [NBC Sports Philly]

*And finally... new BSH Radio! Bye week evaluations. And Gritty. [BSH]