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Wednesday Morning Fly By: You Can Be Drafted By Eklund

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

  • Matt Read. Bemidji Paper. You know you should read this, so just do it: [Bemidji Pioneer]
  • Andrej Meszaros skated yesterday while Nicklas Grossmann could return for Game 1: [CSNPhilly] [Broad Street Bull]
  • Since Craig Berube took over the penalty kill, things have gone well for the Flyers: [NHL.com]
  • The Flyers have a lot of on-ice coaches, specifically Max Talbot and Claude Giroux: [Daily News]
  • A Flyers Faithful "celebrity" ice hockey tournament fundraiser! With Eklund! [Flyers Faithful]
  • Giroux, Talbot, Scott Hartnell, and Matt Carle fired t-shirt cannons at the Nickelback show. Seriously: [Puck Daddy]
  • Crossing Broad eulogized the Penguins: [Puck Daddy]
  • Roberto Luongo told reporters that he would waive his no-trade clause if asked: [Backhand Shelf] [Puck Daddy]
  • Point/Counterpoint on goaltending in the playoffs, in which Chris Osgood is called "elite" and "a significant factor" in his team's winning the Cup. Seriously: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Want a Flyers playoff tshirt, featuring Scott Hartnell and/or Peter Laviolette? Here's how you can get one: [the700level]
  • A good tale from the NHL 94 tournament: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Behind the scenes of Raffi Torres' suspension hearing: [Down Goes Brown]
  • The Canucks used non-traditional metrics, this much we know. Their GM just admitted as much in a press conference, but he also admitted that they sold high on Cody Hodgson. Great read on how stats can make a team look smart: [CanucksArmy]
  • Non-hockey (but since this is the team of Patrick Burke...), an Oakland Athletic called out that longstanding kiss cam homophobia phenomenon and it was sort of awesome. [SFGate]