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Thursday Morning Fly By: Highway robbery

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

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*Last night the winner of the Jack Adams Award was announce and folks, Alain Vigneault was ROBBED. [BSH]

*We talked so much this season about how deep and balanced the Flyers’ forward corps was this season. On and on we droned. And then, in the playoffs, they disappeared. [BSH]

*After the round robin, it seemed like a lot of people hopped on the “Flyers are real contenders!!” bandwagon. But they’re not quite there, are there? [NBC Sports Philly]

*As the Islanders learned in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, being the well-rested team in any given situation is always going to be an advantage. [AP]

*We learned the nominees for GM of the year yesterday and stupid Lou Lamoriello (who sucks) is on there. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The playoffs are still going but in this weirdo year we are also fully into UFA silliness time. These are the top guys, if you’re interested. [The Athletic]

*On goalies, the weirdest hockey players of all, and why having an expensive one isn’t necessarily going to be the ticket to playoff success. [FiveThirtyEight]

*Have you wondered how the league managed to merge the two bubbles in Edmonton? Well, good news! [AP]

*And finally, what could be better on a Thursday morning than a brand spanking new episode of Flyperbole, in which the boys do a full rundown of this season’s happenings. Enjoy! [BSH]