Wednesday Morning Fly By: We have Claude Giroux days until hockey. (Let's not play any golf in the meantime.)

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

Speaking of Claude: from the Inquirer, Giroux recounts his injury. Also, a look at other people who have suffered bizarre injuries. Featuring a shoutout to Colton Orr in the opening paragraph for some reason: (Inqy)

The big news yesterday was that the Flyers may be planning to give Simon Gagne an invite to training camp in order to fit him under the salary cap: (BSH)

Bernie's latest at Philly.com, where he talks about traininc camp. I think. Entertaining as always: (philly.com)

A day later, various people out there are still not quite sure why Corey Crawford got a six-year, $36 million contract extension: (Backhand Shelf) (Puck Daddy) (mc79hockey)

Meltzer on the logjam of bodies on defense: (Hockeybuzz)

The Leafs, about a week away from camp, still haven't signed Nazem Kadri or Cody Franson: (SBN)

In particular, Kadri and the Leafs are basically negotiating his contract through the media now. (Twitter) Though an offer sheet is still probably not a realistic possibility: (Sporting News)

Remember when the Devils traded for Cory Schneider? Apparently Martin Brodeur is still their starter and Schneider is the '1A', according to Peter Deboer. Cool with me. (Fire & Ice)

Former Flyer Joni Pitkanen's recovery from a broken heel is apparently taking longer than expected: (Canes Country)

Gary Bettman makes a lot of money: (SBN)

What would a team full of free agents from this offseason look like? How much would they end up getting paid in total? And would they beat this season's Leafs? (PPP)

Finally, a big stick tap to Brandon Worley, who's stepping down after years of running Defending Big D, the network's excellent Stars website: (DBD)

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