Wednesday Morning Fly By: Halfway to Friday. Thank the gods.

Al Bello

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

*Another enjoyable episode of BSH Radio aired last night. If you missed out, check it out here!

*Yesterday was Mr. Bobby Clarke's birthday, and Meltzer reflected on what Clarke meant to him. (Hockeybuzz)

*In case you didn't already know, Bob Clarke and his teammates were very, very good people. (BSH)

*A look at the impact a guy named Herb Gardiner had on hockey in Philadelphia. (CSN Philly)

*Not a lot of happy news coming out of juniors this week; a member of the Saginaw Spirit has been charged with stabbing his girlfriend's father. (ProHockeyTalk)

*Evgeni Malkin's father seems to suggest that Dallas may have (illegally) tried to pry Malkin away from Pittsburgh. (Defending Big D)

*Naturally, Malkin's agent is denying this ever happened. (PHT)

*Dallas media says Tyler Seguin's partying won't matter if he produces on the ice. "LOL,"says Jeff Carter. (Stars Blog)

*A few suggestions for summer reading than may improve your experience as a hockey fan. (Die By The Blade)

*Are Islanders fans the most tortured in sports? (Sporting News)

*The NHL's over-35 club is pretty awesome. (NHL)

*Convicted mobster Whitey Bulger tells the court to take his money, but hands off his Cup ring. (TSN)

*And how does a mobster get a Cup ring, you ask? (Deadspin)

*Jose Theodore flashing the glove hand...at a tennis match. It's impressive. (Puck Daddy)

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