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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Slowest two-thirds of a shortened season ever

Wednesday's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes. And also Mr. T.

Hey, that's me.
Hey, that's me.
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* The Flyers played a game last night and it stunk. They've been doing that a lot lately. Recaps! BSH, Inquirer, AP/, CSN, Flyers Faithful, and from the Rangers' side, Blueshirt Banter.

* Meanwhile, earlier in the day, we talked to the guys at Fear the Fin about rumors connecting the Flyers to defenseman Dan Boyle. [BSH]

* It's all OK though because last night in Chicago Mr. T. nailed a shot from halfway across the ice during intermission. Best hockey-related thing to happen in Chicago this year, IMO. [SBN]

* In light of the Morrow/Morrow trade, a look at first-round picks who get dealt while still young. Brayden Schenn is mentioned: [Sporting News]

* One day after extending Alex Semin for five years, the Hurricanes waived forward Jussi Jokinen. He'll almost certainly be claimed on waivers today by someone, so be on the lookout for that. Flyers, maybe? [Canes Country]

* Sad news as former Flyers assistant Wayne Fleming passed away yesterday of brain cancer. []

* The Kings went to the White House yesterday. Here's the gallery, and the transcript of Obama's speech there. And here's Dustin Penner making a not even remotely subtle joke about Tim Thomas: [SI]

* Down in Trenton, Shane Harper was named ECHL Player of the Week. Two hat tricks in two days will do that. [Flyers Faithful]

* Jarome Iginla is probably gonna leave Calgary soon, but what's it gonna cost to get him to leave? Speculating: [SBN]

* Speaking of Flames who may get traded...Miikka Kiprusoff doesn't need your silly no-trade clause. He makes his own. [SBN]

* Evaluating defensemen via the Shut Down Index: looking at the best and worst defensemen of the last six years via advanced stats. Current and former Flyers on both ends of the list. [Pension Plan Puppets]

* Some notes about the absolute-ness of Corsi/fancystats, followed by some tables full of 'em: [mc79hockey]

* In case you forgot from that whole lockout thing, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is sack of flaming bear crap: [SBN]

* Lastly, courtesy of our own Geoff Detweiler, here's last Sunday's Flyers-Penguins game played through NHL 94. In 16-bit. [YouTube]

* Guys seriously just click the Mr. T link again it'll make your day I promise.