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Thursday Morning Fly By: The changes begin.

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

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*Former Flyers defenseman Gord Murphy has been named to the Flyers' coaching staff. [Flyers] [BSH]

*NHL Draft scouting report on QMJHL forward Ivan Barbashev. [BSH]

*Meltzer on the undersized skill players that may be available at the draft. [Hockeybuzz]

*Speaking of, SB Nation's mock draft is under way. Check out the selection list and the full schedule of upcoming picks. [SB Nation]

*Might the Flyers be interested in trading up to the #1 pick in order to draft Aaron Ekblad? [BSH]

*Flyers free agent target speculation continues; this time we'll look at Thomas Vanek and also Matt Moulson.

*Sami Kapanen's son Kasperi is likely to be selected early in the upcoming draft and he looks forward to honoring the legacy that comes with his name. [Flyers]

*A look back at draft hits and misses for the Flyers and the rest of their division. []

*The Edmonton Oilers are looking for a puck moving defenseman, and not for nothing but I saw Andrew MacDonald move the puck once. [Edmonton Sun]

*The Islanders are shopping the rights to Dan Boyle. [Puck Daddy]

*The Boston Bruins are facing a cap penalty next season due to bonus overages. [The Score]

*On bandwagon hockey fans and why they're good for the league. [SB Nation]

*Could the San Jose Sharks end up moving to Seattle? [Fear The Fin]

*The state-by-state US hockey participation numbers show a growing interest in the sport in the USA. [United States of Hockey]

*NHL teams often give goaltenders long, stupid contracts. Let's try to figure out why. [SB Nation]

*And finally, Paul Stewart reveals the soft, human underbelly of hockey's evil overlord. [The Huffington Post]