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Friday Morning Fly By: Hockey is so weird

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

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*It’s Friday! Let’s talk about Ian Laperriere some more. [NBC Sports Philly]

*And if you don’t feel like talking about Ian Laperriere some more, you can listen to Steve and Maddie talk about him on this week’s Flyperbole! [BSH]

*The Hart Trophy finalists were reveal yesterday and there was not a single surprise to be had. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The first winger on this year’s community draft board has appeared at number four. [BSH]

*Charlie has begun his must-read player review series and he’s kicking things off with Travis Konecny. [The Athletic]

*It promises to be a wacky summer as far as roster moves go — league wide!! — so you’re going to hear a lot of rumors about a lot of players kicked around. These are likely to be the biggest names you’ll hear. [Sportsnet]

*When fans began making their way back into barns during these playoffs, the advantage for the home team seemed obvious. But what about the road team? Did they get a bump too? [AP]

*A wise man once said that, even if the Islanders win the Cup this year, we won’t have to worry about NHL head coaches trying to duplicate Barry Trotz’ defense-first, clutchy-grabby style of hockey. Because they can’t. [ProHockeyTalk]

*And who was that wise man? Why, it was Bill Matz, of course. The wisest man of all. On this week’s BSH Radio. [BSH]