Friday Morning Fly By: Sit back & let the narratives wash over you.

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

*Oh hey, Shayne Gostisbehere, one of the Flyers' most electrifying players in years, was rightfully chosen by the local press as Philly Athlete of the Year! What a well deserved honor, eh? [BSH]

*And then, in what is quite possibly the most Flyera turn of events, Dave Hakstol announced that Shayne Gostisbehere would be a healthy scratch for the Jets game. He'd be sitting in favor of Andrew MacDonald. Folks... [BSH]

*But lookie there folks, I guess scratching Ghost was the key since the Flyers went out and beat the Jets last night. Which yeah that's good and all but not super helpful if we're going to get Hak to settle down a bit with the lineup decisions. RECAP!

*Unsurprisingly, there was a lot of conversation about this particular decision on social media when it happened yesterday. Some people were really twisting into all kinds of logic pretzels in order to make it seem like a good choice by the coach. Here's why it wasn't. [BSH]

*And this, friends, is why we spend so much time trying to figure out what Dave Hakstol is thinking on BSH Radio. New episode dropped yesterday, in case you missed it. [BSH]

*Good news is Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov still get ice time! [Sons of Penn]

*Olympics or not, should NHL players consider extending the current CBA? [Puck Daddy]

*Did you know that military service is compulsory in Finland? Even for famous hockey players. [The Players' Tribune]

*In light of South Jersey's Own Johnny Gaudreau's wrist injury, it's time the league took a look at slashing. [The Calgary Sun]

*And finally, you know how baseball gives out two of every award? What if hockey did that too? [Sportsnet]