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Wednesday Morning Fly By: The Flyers really don't look a day over 40.

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

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*There was a game last night but wouldn't it be fun if we pretended there actually wasn't? Recap!

*The Flyers unveiled some special things they have planned for their 50th season. [BSH]

*Wayne Simmonds wants to make sure everyone knows he isn't a dirty player. We know. [Inquirer]

*Claude Giroux thinks the Flyers might have a little confidence problem after losing a couple in a row. [CSN Philly]

*Some good news on the injury front: Michal Neuvirth practiced a bit yesterday. [Sons of Penn]

*Big big big news yesterday was the yoooooge trade deal between the Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators that sent Dion Phaneuf packing. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*It might be time to start asking what a quality defenseman will cost as we go forward, considering the Flyers have a couple they might want to sell. [Defending Big D]

*Another look at the "great expansion" that gave us our beloved Flyers. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Analytics continue to add value to NHL teams that are actually using them. [TSN]

*Articles like this are great, because they remind us that great players like Connor McDavid are really just goofy kids having fun. [Puck Daddy]

*So do goalies go to the bathroom when they've really gotta go? [Sports Illustrated]

*And finally, yes, Anaheim. The Flyers do own the Consol Energy Center. [BSH]