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Please keep Travis Konecny mic'd up at all times

Please keep Travis Konecny mic'd up at all times

Let’s call this video redemption for not getting Travis Konecny mic’d up for the NHL All-Star Game.

Everyone knows that Konecny is an elite chirper but what happens when they’re simply at practice and only surrounded by teammates?

Apparently, it means chirp at the other Travis on the ice.

Konecny was taking cracks at Travis Sanheim the entire practice Monday, noting that he was "the worst friend of all time," joking that his job was easy (followed by a demonstration from the winger and a chirp back from the defenseman), and even had a surprise for him at the end of the video. Listen, I could spoil it for you, but this seems like one you just have to watch and see. Thank me later.

Brian Elliott’s kids were also in the stands during the skate, so of course, Konecny had to go over and say hello to the "little mooses." Who wants to tell him the plural form of moose is … moose. If anything, it just adds to the hilarity of the video.

And what’s a mic’d up video from the Flyers without some Kevin Hayes content? The center was trying to figure out who commented from the bench and Konecny chimed right on in to help him out. If you look at the screen grab, it’s very reminiscent of the "don’t talk to me or my son ever again" memes around the internet. I thought that was a creative thought when first watching it, only to see others already had the same idea in the comments. So, gotta give them credit.

Konecny even attempts a play-by-play of him moving up the ice for a total of three(ish) seconds, you get a hint that Joel Farabee is dropping an album (which isn’t a thing, but should be) and we even get a glimpse of the T.K. and Nolan Patrick bromance that we haven’t seen much of this season.

Just imagine a 5-year-old on a chocolate milk sugar high … now picture that while watching this:

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Flyers, James van Riemsdyk release statements amid Philadelphia protests following George Floyd's death

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Flyers, James van Riemsdyk release statements amid Philadelphia protests following George Floyd's death

Updated: 5:50 p.m.

In late March, Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher opened a conference call with an acknowledgement and a message of gratitude for those working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I just wanted to mention that before we started talking about the small piece of the world that I work in which is ice hockey," Fletcher said then.

Hockey didn't feel in the realm of importance to the world's current events at the time. Right now, it doesn't come close to the magnitude of the country's current events.

Fletcher and the Flyers respectfully postponed the general manager's scheduled media availability for Monday in light of what has transpired following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Floyd was killed in police custody after Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the 46-year-old black man's neck.

Starting on Saturday, joining others across the United States, protests focused on racial injustice began in Philadelphia and continued through Monday.

The Flyers released the following statement Tuesday morning via their Twitter account:

We don't have the answers, but this much we know ...

We believe in racial equality without exception, and our hearts are broken.

For Philadelphia and the nation, we join the chorus calling for justice, the elimination of systemic racism, unity and peace.

James van Riemsdyk, the Flyers' NHLPA representative who lives in Minnesota and is from Middletown, New Jersey, shared a message on his Instagram account Tuesday night.

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Flyers Talk podcast: Head of strength and conditioning Chris Osmond gives insight on team's adjustments

Flyers Talk podcast: Head of strength and conditioning Chris Osmond gives insight on team's adjustments

On the latest Flyers Talk podcast, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Katie Emmer and Jordan Hall are joined by special guest Chris Osmond, the Flyers' head of strength and conditioning.

From Osmond's insight on the Flyers' fitness to our analysis on prospects/awards, let's dive in:

1:00 — Which defenseman will climb the fastest to the Flyers — Egor Zamula, Wyatte Wylie, Linus Hogberg or Wyatt Kalynuk?

7:05 — Osmond discusses the Flyers' daily questionnaire with players

9:40 — Ivan Provorov has a unique style of working out

11:45 — The big adjustments Osmond has had to make with players in quarantine

15:45 — What will be the toughest challenge for the Flyers leading up to a possible resumption?

• 17:25 — The importance of a good diet for Carter Hart and the team

• 19:00 — "None of us have been through this" 

20:10 — Osmond loves the Flyers' victory song

24:50 — Is Sean Couturier the Selke Trophy winner?

29:20 — Who is Alain Vigneault's biggest competition for the Jack Adams Award?

40:00 — Which former Flyer would we pick to be our favorite teammate?

• 45:15 — A taste of the "Marathon on Ice"

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