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Thursday Morning Fly By: Get a look at your defenseman

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

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*Are you guys feeling ready for playoff hockey yet? Because it would appear that Ivan Provorov is ready for playoff hockey. He’s ready, folks!!! [Inquirer]

*Anyhoo, Coots is ready too and is really looking forward to the round robin the Flyers will be playing in. [Inquirer]

*Speaking of, noted former hockey player Danny Briere says give that man his trophy. [NBC Sports Philly]

*We’re all aboard the Vigneault-for-Adams train, but despite his excellent case for the award he’s going to have some real competition, particularly from that guy in the other part of the state. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Meltzer takes a deep-dive in the Flyers penalty kill to learn just what it was that turned it around so thoroughly this season. [NHL.com]

*During a season full of really pleasant surprises (amidst some very bad surprises too), Justin Braun’s performance may have been the most pleasant surprise of all. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Let’s take a macro-level look at where the Flyers are with regard to the season restart. [Inquirer]

*One thing we’ve learned is that the players won’t be required to wear full shields as a protection measure against virus contraction. [ProHockeyTalk]

*And despite extending the closed border again, the Canadian government says it is open to making a Canadian hub city possible. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Hey remember NHL06? The Flyers were really good in that game. [BSH]

*While we’re on the subject, how can the developers go about making this game way better than it is now? [Pensburgh]

*And finally, a new FUQ show! This week the boys focus on the good, the bad, and the even worse of the Flyers’ head coaches over the last ten years. [BSH]