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Friday Morning Fly By: Boring summer is boring.

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

Bruce Bennett

*If you missed out on last night's BSH Radio with Travis and Kurt, relive the magic here. [Ed. Note: Some have asked about this, but the podcast WILL be back on iTunes at some point in the near future. We'll announce when it is. But in the meantime you can download it as a plain old audio file on that page as well.]

*An inside look at Claude Giroux and Jason Akeson's offseason workout. Also, a look at Jason Akeson's Hartnell Hair. (Flyers)

*The USA Hockey Hall of Fame has announced it's 2013 induction class. (

*Here's Ian Laperriere competing in the Iron Man Triathlon. (Flyers Faithful)

*Meltzer on Tye McGinn's future with the Flyers. (Hockeybuzz)

*Time at the rink helped Nick Cousins work through his off-ice troubles. (Flyers)

*The Leafs have extended Dave Nonis' contract for five more years. That faint popping sound you heard in Philly yesterday was the sound of a million heads exploding in the Greater Toronto Area. (PPP)

*Stat School: WOWY edition. (HEotP)

*On the "information gathering" portion of the advanced analysis process. (SB Nation)

*Checking in on how some NHLers are spending their offseason. (CBC)

*The Blackhawks are making a "major team announcement" this afternoon. Wonder what that will be.

*New York City says that Madison Square Garden needs to move in ten short years. (Blueshirt Banter)

*In other arena news, despite an incredible amount of damage the Saddledome will be ready for the Flames' preseason, and despite a city in financial ruin the Detroit Red Wings are getting a new arena.

*Edmonton Oiler Taylor Hall is preeeeetttttty good with his hands. (CBS Sports)