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Wednesday Morning Fly By: The future's so bright, you'll probably need some kind of protective eyewear.

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

Bruce Bennett

*There was a real-life hockey game yesterday and the Flyers won it! The kids looked good out there. Things should be really fun in a couple of years. RECAP! [BSH] [CSN Philly] [Let's Go Flyers] [Courier-Post]

*Sam Morin spoke with the media post-game. [Flyers]

*Paul Holmgren is going to be honored by the league for his contributions to ice hockey in the United States. [Flyers]

*Meltzer has a few camp updates and a look back at Peter Forsberg's time as a Flyer. [Hockeybuzz]

*The new redline at the Wells Fargo Center is AWESOME. [BSH]

*The USHL is adopting some new rules this season, including one that would make it illegal to ice the puck on the penalty kill. Here's hoping that particular one doesn't trickle up. [USHL]

*If you're into this sort of thing here are the odds of making the playoffs for all thirty NHL teams. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Mike Richards isn't happy being a fourth-line center in Los Angeles. [ESPN]

*TSN has put together an analytics team, which will be devoted to advanced stat-ery and such. [Bell Media]

*One of the members of that new team is Travis Yost, who looks at the league's trend towards 5-on-5 players. [TSN]

*On the importance - or lack thereof - of the NHL captain. [Vancouver Sun]

*A bench-clearing brawl being called by people with British accents is fun. [Puck Daddy]

*And finally, someone was bored and photoshopped bald heads onto a bunch of NHLers. Oh summer. We won't miss you. [TSN]