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Monday Morning Fly By: The end of the line

*Happy Deadline Day, hockey fans! The day in which we all act like reasonable human beings capable of nuanced thought and reasoning. Anyway, the Flyers’ last hope for the playoffs effectively died yesterday, when they lost to the Buffalo Sabres. Again. Recap!

*First “big” trade happened yesterday, with the Blue Jackets trading their captain to Toronto. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*One assumes that Fletcher’s plan for the franchise didn’t hinge on the results of yesterday’s game, but just in case there was any doubt, the team should be selling. [NBC Sports Philly]

*As for expectations, the folks at Sportsnet don’t seem think this will be a particularly exciting day for the Flyers.