Thursday Morning Fly By: And lo the hockey world did descend on the City of Philadelphia, and cheesesteaks they did eat.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

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

*It's Draft Day Eve wooooooo shame no one cares. [SB Nation]

*Meltzer on the NHL Awards and trading up at the draft. [Hockeybuzz]

*The top prospects in the draft got a tour of Philadelphia. [CSN Philly]

*Travis Hughes has some strong feelings about cheesesteaks. If you're coming to Philly for the draft tomorrow, take heed. [BSH]

*What the Flyers must do at tomorrow's draft. [Flyers]

*Ron Hextall's approach to the draft is looking a lot like Paul Holmgren's. [CSN Philly]

*Speaking of, looking back at which draft was Paul Holmgren's best. [CSN Philly]

*Hexy is ready to make his first mark on the team Friday night. [Courier-Post]

*Scott Hartnell had to fight back tears as he cleaned out his practice locker. This will make you weepy. [NJ.com]

*NHLe and trying to find a steal in the later part of the draft. [BSH]

*Why "best player available" is the best draft approach. [Flyers]

*The Kings resigned Marion Gaborik to a seven year contract. [Jewels From The Crown]

*The Lightning have exercised a compliance buyout on Ryan Malone. [Raw Charge]

*On why teams should not pass on Ales Hemsky this offseason. [SB Nation]

*The Kings will not be parting ways with Mike Richards. [ESPN]

*Rick Tocchet was just hired by the Penguins to be an assistant coach, but it turns out he's been in Pittsburgh this whole time. [BSH]

*Now that the awards have been given, Sean McIndoe gives us a look at his full NHL Awards ballot. [Grantland]

*CCM has developed a new hockey helmet that they hope will curb injury. [On The Forecheck]

*Paul Stewart is a treasure; hates the Hockey Hall of Fame selection process as much as you probably do. [The Huffington Post]

*On the futility of predicting playoff series goaltending. [Hockey-Graphs]

*And finally, since it's a big World Cup day for us Americans: Who would win the NHL's Luis Suarez Biting Award? [The Hockey News]

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