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

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*Finally, The Best Team In Hockey™ for what feels like the past decade has their Cup. Congrats, Tampa Bay. [ESPN]

*Rejoice, lovers of mediocrity! We all get to fight about Robert Hagg for at least another two years. A blessing, truly. [BSH]

*Speaking of roster news, in case you missed it, Chris Stewart retired from professional hockey. The Flyers promptly hired him for a front office position. We’ve joked around here that he was paid to be a professional best friend for the guys in the room, and that’ll continue. Gotta love it. [Flyers]

*Speaking of the roster again, Tyler Pitlick. It wouldn’t be bad if the team gave him an offer, right? [BSH]

*And while Pitlick is a solid maybe, Charlie goes through every single UFA the Flyers should stay far, far away from. Literally every single one. He’s thorough. [The Athletic]

*If you like offensive offensmen (I just made this up), you’ll like the 12th overall pick in our community draft. [BSH]

*At 13 we’ve got a kid from the USNTDP. The Flyers did well pulling from them last time. [BSH]

*As the playoffs finally come to a close, the NHL announced its ninth straight week of zero positive COVID tests. They really did nail this. [ProHockeyTalk]

*And you’ll be shocked to learn that we absolutely will not be looking at a full NHL season in a bubble next year. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The NHL often uses its most “violent” plays a highlights and such to try and promote the game. This might not be the best strategy. [The New York Times]

*And finally, even when Corey Perry is on your team, you can’t stop talking about how easy it is to hate Corey Perry. [ESPN]