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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Hello, Captain Claude

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Claude Giroux is the captain of your Flyers, Eric Wellwood is in a roster battle and Peter Laviolette will make you buy everything in today's Fly By.

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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news-and notes... (and better late than never!)

* Claude Giroux is the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers. [BSH] [Daily News] [CSN] [NHL.com]

* The Flyers will not change their system, continuing to play an up-tempo, attacking style. [Inquirer]

* Eric Wellwood suddenly finds himself in a battle for a roster spot. [Daily News]

* Can Scott Hartnell possibly replicate last season's success? [CSN]

* The NHL will allow early buyouts between now and Saturday, a solution to Wade Redden and Scott Gomez's problems. Rangers fans call this a "great solution." Of course they do! [Blueshirt Banter]

* Former Flyers defenseman Sean O'Donnell is retiring. [TSN]

* This will make me want to shop at Skate Zone. Yep. [Skate Zone]

* Which SB Nation blog has the biggest potty mouth? [Battle of California]

* You'll wanna check today's Google Doodle. [Google]

* Geoff stops doing the Fly By and it takes me three days to screw it up. Hooray!