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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Sleep was the better choice.

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

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*The Flyers went all the way to Vancouver to lose 4-1. Could've done that here, boys. Recap!

*The Canucks and Flyers took a moment to honor former coach Pat Quinn before last night's game. Fitting, on St. Paddy's Day. [CSN Philly]

*Securing a backup goaltender will need to be a top priority this offseason. [Daily News]

*Checking in with the Flyers' prospects. [Pattison Ave]

*Since yesterday was a beery holiday; let's look at the five NHL coaches with the highest "beerability". [The Score]

*A look at why the NHL's top scorers aren't getting to score as much anymore. [Sportsnet]

*It looks like the NHL GMs are on board with introducing a coach's challenge. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The GMs also seem interested in the 3-on-3 overtime, but not sure of the format it'll take. [Puck Daddy]

*Looks like the salary cap will be around $71 million next year. [BSH]

*On how stats can help coaches optimize their lineup *coughpleasereadthiscraigcough* [TSN]

*Poor Phil Kessel. [The Score]

*We should expect even more changes to AHL affiliation coming soon. [ProHockeyTalk]

*In a ridiculous turn of events, Andrew Hammond will now get free MacDonald's for life. Somewhere, Andrew MacDonald is cursing at a drive through employee. [Puck Daddy]

*And finally, this teenager has some seriously greasy moves. Enjoy them. [TSN]