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Monday Morning Fly By: Try your best, Trotz

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

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*Oh, hello. How are we all feeling here in the second round? It’s been a while. Let’s enjoy it for a sec. [BSH] [ProHockeyTalk]

*No seriously, the bliss is brief because we are kicking off this series agains the Islanders tonight and hoo boy these games are gonna come fast. [BSH]

*You may remember that the Flyers lost all three games against the Islanders this season. But that was in The Before. None of that matters now. [Inquirer]

*That said, the Islanders won’t be easy. So maybe the Flyers ought to be leaning a bit harder on their best players. [BSH]

*Let’s take a moment to reflect on the good and the bad and the weird from the Flyers’ first round win over the Canadiens. [The Athletic]

*And you know what else? Ghost looked pretty dang good. [BSH]

*Anyway, back to the Isles. The Flyers are going to need to find another gear as the teams get tougher. [Inquirer]

*Here’s five things to know about these jerks. [BSH]

*Good news: if this article is any indication, the Flyers are back to being underdogs. According to the hockey, men, anyway. The most comfortable place. [The Athletic]

*According to the numbers, though, the Flyers look to match up well. [The Athletic]

*And finally, your pals here at BSH have made some predictions for the second round, both the Western Conference, which kicked off over the weekend, and the Eastern Conference. Be sure to make note so you can roast us later.

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