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

NHL: MAR 10 Bruins at Flyers Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

*Guys, breaking news: Sean Couturier is elite.

*Anyhoo, this 24-team playoff thing is almost certainly going to happen so let’s all settle into it. [ProHockeyTalk]

*So that leaves two teams for us to focus on: Montreal and Pittsburgh. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Rick Tocchet has some thoughts about all of this (I initially typed “Ricket Tocchet”. Should’ve left it, eh?). [ESPN]

*Looks like John LeClair is going to be a part of this crazy new 3-on-3 hockey league. [USA Today]

*In keeping with Underdog Week we take a look at five Flyers who defied the odds to find NHL success. [BSH]

*I dare you not to get chills thinking about Keith Primeau winning that 5OT game. [Inquirer]

*The Flyers alumni association is keeping folks together during these distanced times in wonderful ways. [NBC Sports Philly]

*After yesterday’s Phantoms post-mortem we’ve begun to dive into the team in a deeper way, and first up are the goaltenders. [BSH]

*Wait, are there people that don’t think Gritty is the best mascot in sports? Who are they I just want to talk. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Charlie and his pals at The Athletic have ranked the most dominant teams in the last fifty years of Philly sports history. [The Athletic]

*And finally, as is a Friday tradition, new BSH Radio! If you pop over to the podcast feed there’s some other new stuff as well. A new Other Stuff! with Charlie, a new Yelling About Sports with Bill, and various and sundry other random things we think you’ll love. [BSH]