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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Lecaval-whoa.

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


*Well, it's never boring, this team. Vinny Lecavalier is a Flyer. Reactions to the news from BSH,, CSN Philly, The Hockey Guys, and the Tampa Bay Lightning fans.

*Travis breaks down the Lecavalier contract to prove that this time, Homer wasn't crazy. (BSH)

*Let's learn more about Robert Hagg. (BSH)

*The Flyers still need a goalie, and apparently Tim Thomas is "intrigued" by the idea of playing here. (CSN Philly)

*Which teams went the furthest off the board at this year's entry draft? (Backhand Shelf)

*It'd be really, really great if Simon Gagne was still a Flyer next year, though that prospect seems less likely given last night's huge enormous news. (BSH)

*On why the Flyers should take a serious look at the recently waived Matt Hunwick. (BSH)

*The evolution of the NHL's team development camps. (Silver Seven Sens)

*Rick DiPietro is being bought out by the Islanders. Hopefully Holmgren doesn't get any ideas. (Puck Daddy)

*Seth Jones' presence is already a factor in Nashville, with the waiving of Hal Gill coming as a result of the drafting of Jones. (OTF)

*The City of Glendale voted last night to keep the Coyotes in Phoenix. (TSN)

*The NHL Preseason schedule has been released; the Flyers will take the ice on September 15. (BSH)

*Free agency officially kicks off on Friday. Friedman's 30 Thoughts on the craziness to come. (CBC)

*Free agency rumors are never in short supply. (SB Nation)

*And finally, a free agency preview you won't want to miss. (DGB)