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Friday Morning Fly By: Lightning Fans Are Both Sensitive and Unhinged

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

  • Joe Paterson will return as Head Coach of the Phantoms: [BSH] [Philly Sports Daily] [PostStar.com]
  • Michael Leighton, Blair Betts, and Andrej Meszaros are rehabbing after successful surgery. [Daily News]
  • Frank Seravalli broke down all our favorite topics of the offseason so far in a video with CineSport's Noah Coslov: [Frequent Flyers]
  • Grading the Flyers' forwards: [NHL Hot Stove]
  • Ed Snider was asked about Mike Richards: [Flyer Files]
  • Chuck Gormley found audio from earlier in the year where he asked Paul Holmgren about Richards: [Flyer Files]
  • Arena news. First, the Allentown City Council approved a bill authorizing the city to condemn properties if necessary: [mcall.com]
  • Second, Edmonton approved funding for a new arena: [The Copper & Blue]
  • Third, and most importantly, the Toronto Globe and Mail reports the Thrashers are officially moving to Winnipeg: [The Globe and Mail] But plenty of other outlets deny it: [Puck Daddy]
  • A fan filled in for Green Men in Vancouver by... flashing Ben Eager: [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy]
  • Chicago signed Corey Crawford to a 3-year, $8 million contract: [Puck Daddy]
  • Looking further into NHL exchange rates and expansion: [Behind The Net]
  • The Bruins bear had yet another fantastic advertisement, but Lightning fans got upset and responded with phoning in death threats, and forcing the posters down. Lame. [Puck Daddy]