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Thursday Morning Fly By: Mr. Belding!

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

  • Flyers are preparing for the draft despite this cringe inducing factoid: "The Flyers' second-round pick this year belongs to Los Angeles , who acquired it in a deal for Denis Gauthier in 2008." [Daily News]
  • They're also starting (really?) their search for a goalie: [CSNPhilly]
  • Speaking of goalies, I don't know who GCobb is, but he says no to Tim Thomas and Antero Niittymaki, but is okay with Evgeni Nabokov for "under $4 million": [GCOBB]
  • By now you've heard about the Blackhawks/Thrashers trade, where Chicago cleared some cap space. [From The Rink]
  • Great headline: "Dudes You Hated on the Blackhawks Now Dudes You Hate on the Thrashers" [The700level]
  • Is Dustin Byfuglien overrated? [Behind the Net]
  • The Hawks also traded Colin Fraser to the Oilers: [The Copper & Blue]
  • "Thrashers Trade D Mike Vernace, F Brett Sterling and a 7th Round Selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft to San Jose for Future Considerations" [kausatoday]
  • Official cap numbers for next season: $59.4 mil, $43.4 mil floor. [TSNBobMcKenzie]
  • Outraged over the Hockey Hall of Fame inductees? It's your fault. [Puck Daddy]
  • Craig Ramsey will be named the new Thrashers Head Coach: [tsnjamesduthie]
  • Jonathan Toews is officially(?) the NHL11 cover athlete, except in Sweden and Switzerland. [From the Rink]
  • New Islanders road jerseys, new Kings throwbacks, Sharks and Blue Jackets get commemorative patches, and the AHL unveils two logos. [icethetics]
  • Joacim Eriksson participated in his teams triathlon, finishing 6th.  Video of him finishing under severe cramps while "Gonna Fly Now" plays: [euroflyers]
  • Analyzing PDO.  Don't know what it is? Learn. [Behind the Net]
  • Lastly, and completely unrelated to the Flyers, Mr. Belding threw out the first pitch in Reading last night.  He's looking...pretty bad. [The Fightins]