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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Peter Forsberg days until we open.

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

Justin Edmonds

*Oh hey, Kurt & Travis did some BSH Radio last night. If you missed it, you may listen here.

*Remember when Paul Holmgren gave Dan Cleary that ridiculous contract 1.5 days ago? Homer says nope, didn't happen. But we know it did, despite the posturing. Travis looks at the pros and cons of the signing as whole, and one of the BSH community weighs in, while CSN examines how Cleary fits under the cap and onto the roster.

*Anthony Stolarz is feeling settled and is focused on improving his game. (CSN Philly)

*The first of the player previews is ready for your enjoyment; first up: Braydon Coburn. (BSH)

*Meltzer has some thoughts on Cleary and the rookie game. (Hockeybuzz)

*Poor Mark Alt suffered a concussion during Monday's victorious rookie game against the Caps. (BSH)

*The Flyers will open up Training Camp with a 3-day fan festival at the Wells Fargo Center, complete with a giant Claude Giroux sand sculpture. Yes, you read that correctly.

*Friedman's newest 30 Thoughts, including some insight into the clarification of the illegal check to the head rule. (CBC)

*Looking at the theory of the application of Corsi%, using Ben Eager as a subject. (mc79hockey)

*The Czech national team is starting to shape up, starting with our old friend Jaromir Jagr. (IIHF)

*A look at which Eastern Conference players are on the hot seat heading into this season. (

*And finally, did you guys see Mike Fisher being attacked by a vicious animal the other day? Well, here are a few other NHLers that survived animal attacks. (Down Goes Brown)