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Thursday Morning Fly By: And lo the hockey world did descend on the City of Philadelphia, and cheesesteaks they did eat.

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

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*It's Draft Day Eve wooooooo shame no one cares. [SB Nation]

*Meltzer on the NHL Awards and trading up at the draft. [Hockeybuzz]

*The top prospects in the draft got a tour of Philadelphia. [CSN Philly]

*Travis Hughes has some strong feelings about cheesesteaks. If you're coming to Philly for the draft tomorrow, take heed. [BSH]

*What the Flyers must do at tomorrow's draft. [Flyers]

*Ron Hextall's approach to the draft is looking a lot like Paul Holmgren's. [CSN Philly]

*Speaking of, looking back at which draft was Paul Holmgren's best. [CSN Philly]

*Hexy is ready to make his first mark on the team Friday night. [Courier-Post]

*Scott Hartnell had to fight back tears as he cleaned out his practice locker. This will make you weepy. []

*NHLe and trying to find a steal in the later part of the draft. [BSH]

*Why "best player available" is the best draft approach. [Flyers]

*The Kings resigned Marion Gaborik to a seven year contract. [Jewels From The Crown]

*The Lightning have exercised a compliance buyout on Ryan Malone. [Raw Charge]

*On why teams should not pass on Ales Hemsky this offseason. [SB Nation]

*The Kings will not be parting ways with Mike Richards. [ESPN]

*Rick Tocchet was just hired by the Penguins to be an assistant coach, but it turns out he's been in Pittsburgh this whole time. [BSH]

*Now that the awards have been given, Sean McIndoe gives us a look at his full NHL Awards ballot. [Grantland]

*CCM has developed a new hockey helmet that they hope will curb injury. [On The Forecheck]

*Paul Stewart is a treasure; hates the Hockey Hall of Fame selection process as much as you probably do. [The Huffington Post]

*On the futility of predicting playoff series goaltending. [Hockey-Graphs]

*And finally, since it's a big World Cup day for us Americans: Who would win the NHL's Luis Suarez Biting Award? [The Hockey News]