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Friday Morning Fly By: The hockey is coming

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

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NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

*Hockey stuff starts Monday, you guys. GET PUMPED. Look how happy Shayne Gostisbehere is to be back on the ice. LOOK AT HIM!

*Anyhoo, in what should be a shock to no one, Ivan Provorov has been deemed the Flyers’ best defenseman for the second year running. [Inquirer]

*And speaking of trophy winners, you really can’t say enough good things about Scott Laughton this year. [BSH]

*As we prepare our minds and our bodies for a super condensed version of the NHL playoffs, let’s stop and think about how good Claude Giroux is going to be once he gets going again. [NBC Sports Philly]

*It’s the last day of the Sports Rivalries celebration at SB Nation, so look out this afternoon for our final installments. We made it through the Washington Capitals... [BSH]

*... the stupid Columbus Blue Jackets... [BSH]

*... and the infuriating Montreal Canadiens, too. They shouldn’t even be in the dang playoffs!!!! [BSH]

*Charlie continues his dive into the Flyers’ forecheck, this time taking a look at which rookies were best this season. [The Athletic]

*The flat cap isn’t going to be great for the Flyers by any stretch, but at least they’re better off than these teams. [The Hockey News]

*The Devils hired Lindy Ruff. lmfao. [ProHockeyTalk]

*And finally... new BSH Radio! For the weekend! As always!! [BSH]

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