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Friday Morning Fly By: The Flyers got a nerd!! Look out, Metro Division.

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

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*That's right, people: the Flyers have hired Ian Anderson as Director of Hockey Analytics. Guess all the bloggers were taken... [BSH]

*Steves Saunders and Coates chat about the likely roster-spot battle between Scott Laughton and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. [Flyers]

*Meltzer looks back on the third Legion of Doomer, Mikael Renberg. [Hockeybuzz]

*Is it possible that Vincent Lecavalier could be bought out a second time? [The Hockey Writers]

*The worldwide list of Flyers bars is starting to come together. [BSH]

*Craig Berube dumped ice on himself!

*And so did Don Cherry, in a hideous suit, because he's a treasure. [TSN]

*BSHer thehaze takes an in-depth look at the NHL drafting process. [BSH]

*Mikael Granlund makes an appearance on SB Nation's top goals countdown at number 6, while Blake Wheeler takes the 5th spot.

*How to know if your favorite hockey player really is in "the best shape of his life". [The Score]

*The OHL is cracking down on staged fights in a big way. [Buzzing The Net]

*Evander Kane wants to be in the playoffs. [The Score]

*Some really great predictions for the 2014-2015 season right here. [The Hot Takery]

*And finally, Teemu Selanne made a milk commercial. It's awesome. [Puck Daddy]