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Monday Morning Fly By: Chaos always wins

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

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*It was a pretty wild weekend, friends! So many hockey things happened. Most notably the draft lottery, which yielded the most wild result possible. [BSH]

*And with a mystery team winning, we’ll have another lottery later to pick which team is the winner. This is all so nutty. [ProHockeyTalk]

*So, winners and losers of this lotto. Let’s run it down. [The Athletic]

*While we’re talking draft, what if the Flyers decide to get spicy and trade up? [BSH]

*With this wacky draft format, a new question emerges: would one of these playoff teams tank their chances at a Cup to win Lafreniere instead? [Mile High Hockey]

*In Flyers-related news, prospect Wyatt Kalynuk has decided to test the free agency waters. [BSH]

*We also lost Mikhail Vorobyev to the KHL. Don’t let the door hit you bud. [BSH]

*Robert Hagg says he’s ready to help the Flyers’ defense in the playoffs. Bless. [Inquirer]

*Isaac Ratcliffe seems super promising but his first season with the Phantoms was a bit of a mixed bag. [BSH]

*Our pals over at NBC Sports Philly put together a little series on whomst Flyers fans would consider the biggest villain, and we might as well kick it off with Patrick Kane who absolutely sucks in every way possible. [NBC Sports Philly]

*The also rolled through some other good candidates, like obviously Sidney Crosby is on the list, and they threw it back to the Tie Domi days, and of course looked at the absolute worst person in the history of the world, Scott Stevens.

*Thoughts, precisely 31 of them. Primarily draft-related, naturally. [Sportsnet]

*And finally, on Gritty — Philly hero, ally of the working class, and disruptor of the whole mascot universe. And he’s all ours. [The Athletic]