Monday Morning Fly By: He’s still our MVP though

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

*So big news in Flyersville over the weekend was the fact that Claude Giroux was not a Hart Trophy finalist. That, friends, is a complete and total joke. []

*He should’ve been a finalist. Here’s some reasons why. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Big news in Baby Flyersville is that the Phantoms moved on to the second round of the AHL playoffs this weekend! We’ve got a recap of the very exciting game that clinched the series for them... [BSH]

*...and also ten things we learned from the big win. Who even needs the Flyers right?? [BSH]

*About the’s about that time for player grades to come out (we’re doing ours this week so look out for that!). First up, the forward corps in two parts, from our friends at NBC Sports Philly. Part one, and then to follow, part two.

*It’s going to be a big summer for the Flyers. Ron has a ton of cap space to play with and it’s time for him to make moves. []

*It’s a big summer for Michal Neuvirth in particular, whose remaining career may hinge on this offseason. [NBC Sports Philly]

*The draft lottery was this weekend, and the big winners were technically the Buffalo Sabres, but really it was the Canadiens and the Hurricanes. [ESPN]

*And because the St. Louis Blues weren’t big winners in the lotto, the Flyers will have two first round picks in the upcoming draft. Giddy up. [BSH]