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Wednesday Morning Fly By: 130 days and counting.

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

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*IT'S ALMOST* TIME FOR FLYERS HOCKEY!!!! *(like 130 days but whatever) The preseason schedule was released yesterday; get to planning your fall. [BSH]

*This Patrik Laine kid is killing it at Worlds and continues to make a case for himself as the guy should should go number one overall. []

*Speaking of, rumor has it that the Flyers really really want Laine on their team. Which like...obviously? It'd be weird if they didn't. [Hockeybuzz]

*Speaking of draft picks, what is the real true value of the number one overall? [TSN]

*DGB looks at what went wrong for this year's eliminated playoff teams and things are looking pretty good for the ol' Flyers, in his opinion. [Sportsnet]

*Take a look at the best prospect for each of the league's thirty teams; it's hard to argue with the choice for the Flyers. [The Hockey News]

*Edmonton's new arena is going to have a cool scoreboard. New stuff is cool. [CBC]

*If you were a Canadian hockey fan, who'd you root for? [Yahoo Sports]

*EA Sports seems intent on ruining their NHL game, but let's talk about all the things they should (and won't) change for the 2017 version. [Game Informer]

*And finally...don't even know what to say about this. Offseason is weird. [Puck Daddy]