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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Calm before the storm.

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

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*Tomorrow is the day! So enjoy your final day of relative sanity before your whole life hangs on sports results. The Caps, for their part, are getting ready. With merch. [Inquirer]

*One thing we should all keep in mind is that no matter what happens, the Flyers have had a hell of a season. [BSH]

*On why Alexander Ovechkin isn't the only thing the Flyers will need to worry about tomorrow. [TSN]

*Charlie looks at how the Flyers match up with the Capitals is all three zones. [BSH]

*Not a lot of hockey 'experts' are picking the Flyers to come out of this series, but whatever way it goes it'll probably be a pretty close one. [Sons of Penn]

*Steve Mason is going to have to continue to shine if the Flyers are going to have a chance. [The Hockey Writers]

*Meltzer on playoff prep and Wayne Simmonds' fire. [Hockeybuzz]

*Ten thoughts to open the series with the Caps. [BSH]

*Besides ours, which first round series are worth watching? [Puck Daddy]

*It's time for all of the experts to make their predictions. First up, Yost. [TSN]

*Next, the NBC Sports people offer their opinions. [ProHockeyTalk]

*DGB is here to help you pick a bandwagon to hop on, if you're in need. [Sportsnet]

*Dave Hakstol has adjusted to the NHL game more quickly than expected. [CSN Philly]

*Speaking of Hak, he's the reason the Flyers are a front-runner in the Drake Caggiula race. [BSH]

*On Ed Snider and how he crafted a legacy. [Flyers]

*And speaking of that legacy, another great piece on the impact of the Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. [The Color of Hockey]