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

Detroit Red Wings v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

*It’s Underdogs Week! Or, because we can, regular dogs week! D’ya like dags? [BSH]

*We kicked off this week’s theme for real with a look back at the Flyers’ biggest playoff upsets in franchise history. [BSH]

*So... we trading Shayne Gostisbehere? [NBC Sports Philly]

*On German Rubtsov, whose pedigree makes him a promising prospect but whose injury history makes him kind of an unknown quantity. [Inquirer]

*Our old pal Simon Gagne has history with our new(ish) pal Alain Vigneault and, good news: he likes him. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Speaking of old pals... Steve Downie. Yikes, dude. Hard to read this kind of stuff. [The Players’ Tribune]

*The Flyers were missing some intangible things over the last few years, and honestly all of the voids seem to have been filled by Kevin Hayes. [NBC Sports Philly]

*This org has had a number of very good short-handed threats over the years, including the best ever. [The Athletic]

*The NHL thinks it owes its “invested” fans a resumed season. [Inquirer]

*The Canadians are electing to continue to keep Americans out, for good reason, and that’s gonna throw a wrench into things. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The players, for their part, want to get back to playing because if not, their paychecks will take a big hit. [Mile High Hockey]

*If you’ve been looking to learn a little more about the sport while we’ve got some downtime, this is a handy list of resources. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*And finally... Flyers are gonna win the Cup this year. Confirmed. [The Athletic]