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Thursday Morning Fly By: It's too damn hot for a penguin to be just walkin' around here.

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

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*The Flyers find themselves in Pittsburgh tonight, the poor bastards. Stuck eating sandwiches on soggy bread with cold french fries stuffed inside. Puck drops at 7 and it's sure to be a fun one.

*Might see Jordan Weal tonight! That'll be awesome. Really want to see what this guy brings to the team. [Sons of Penn]

*And here is the man himself, speaking with the beats after practice. [Flyers]

*Claude Giroux wants you to calm down already about them losing a crappy game to crappy Toronto. [CSN Philly]

*Speaking of, take a gander at Charles' ten things to take away from the last-minute loss to the Maple Leafs. [BSH]

*If he keeps it up, Shayne Gostisbehere will be a serious part of the Calder Trophy discussion. Which is awesome. [The Score]

*Speaking of Ghost...this play. And this goal. Oh baby. [BSH]

*On the Flyers most annoying habit. [Inquirer]

*A recent fight in the AHL lead to a very scary moment that has people questioning the place fighting has in hockey (again). [TSN]

*Is a bigger ice surface the answer to the NHL's problems? [TSN]

*NHL players speak out about the little-known ways the league separates them from their money. [Sports Illustrated]

*The NHL seems to have no problem making dumb choices that annoy and alienate its fans; to what end? [The Guardian]

*For the first time in a long time, we could have an NHL playoffs with no Canadian team. [CBC Sports]

*And finally, Russian hockey players score goals. News at 11. [TSN]