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Wednesday Morning Fly By: T-minus one week & counting 'til Deadline Day.

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

Jonathan Daniel

*The trade deadline is fast approaching and Paul Holmgren says he doesn't foresee any big moves for the Flyers. So gird your loins, because there will probably be big moves for the Flyers. [Daily News]

*Flyers talk post-practice about staying focused. [Flyers]

*It looks like the Buffalo Sabres might have themselves a fire sale. [SB Nation]

*Trade rumor roundup from around the league. [TSN]

*Midterm 25 Under 25: Sean Couturier. [BSH]

*ASF checks in on the prospects. [Flyers]

*Meltzer looks at the keys to success for the Flyers down the stretch. [Hockeybuzz]

*Fantastic stuff here examining just what has gone wrong with Vincent Lecavalier since signing in Philly. [BSH]

*The Flyers future on defense looks bright, according to this article. [Inquirer]

*About the defense; part one of a look at Samuel Morin and how he's developed in the QMJHL since playing a couple of preseason games with the Flyers. [Daily News]

*Looks like John Tavares' Olympic injury isn't as bad as initially thought. [Lighthouse Hockey]

*USA Hockey could stand to learn some things from Hockey Canada if they hope to be better in 2018. [Backhand Shelf]

*Paul Stewart recounts his time playing in Quebec City. [Hockeybuzz]

*The Edmonton Oilers want Shea Weber. Get in line. [On The Forecheck]

*Finally, this academic paper on the effect playing in the Olympics has on NHL teams is worth a read.