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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Seventy-seven whole days between now and hockey.

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

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*NBC released its full schedule of games yesterday and the Flyers will join Pierre and Doc sixteen times next season. [BSH]

*The full 103-game schedule, for your perusal. [ProHockeyTalk]

*A look at who wins and who loses in the NBC schedule for next season. [Puck Daddy]

*Could Vincent Lecavalier end up in Glendale? [The Hockey Writers]

*The Toronto Maple Leafs learned about math and numbers yesterday when they fired Dave Poulin and Claude Loiselle and replaced them with a 28-year old advanced stats proponent, Kyle Dubas. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*And then everyone was like wait, does this mean the Leafs aren't going to be hilarious anymore? [Sportsnet] [SB Nation]

*Of course, almost instantly, people began to speculate about Dave Poulin being brought on as Hextall's assistant. Because if you played even a single game for the Flyers, you must be employed in the front office. [Hockeybuzz]

*The Oilers need a center, you say? Might we interest you in a nice young French Canadian gentleman.... [The Hockey Writers]

*A Philadelphia attorney has reportedly made a bid for the New York Islanders. [The Score]

*The new Coyotes arena deal may be in jeopardy, as the mayor of Glendale thinks it violates State law. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Henrik Lundqvist's Manhattan penthouse is just as ugly as his stupid ugly face. [New York Rangers Blog]

*And finally, Mike Modano asked Twitter about the whereabouts of Ronald Regan. Twitter responded in a predictable way. [Deadspin]