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Wednesday Morning Fly By: All Big E, all the time.

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

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*Still pretty psyched about Eric Lindros finally getting his rightful place in the Hockey Hall of Fame around here, and Ron Hextall has some good stuff to say about Big E. []

*And here is the man himself on Canadian TV talking about how happy he is. HE LOOKS SO HAPPY YOU GUYS. [Sportsnet]

*And maybe if you're bored for five minutes today watch Lindros' Hart Trophy speech because it's wonderful. [BSH]

*And while we're on the HHoF, DGB brings us five current NHLers who will be tough calls when it comes to the Hall of Fame. [Sportsnet]

*Shayne Gostisbehere is ready to build off of his crazy impressive rookie year. [Sons of Penn]

*So the Flyers' first round pick, German Rubtsov, has a little tiny bit of a checkered past. Do we need to worry? [BSH]

*Speaking of, the Flyers seem to have found some good value at the top of this year's draft. [Sons of Penn]

*Free agency starts Friday and obviously the biggest name still hanging out there is Steven Stamkos. There's a good financial reason for him to stay in Florida. [Puck Daddy]

*But might the whole tax thing actually work in Toronto's favor? [NHL Numbers]

*One way Tampa might get a win here is to execute a "sign and trade" with Stamkos. [Sportsnet]

*On the free agency market and finding help for the blueline. [TSN]

*The owner of the new Vegas team wants a young roster. Know who is pretty young? Andrew MacDonald. [ProHockeyTalk]

*And finally, taxpayers in Quebec spent a lot of money to try and lure an NHL team that isn't coming. That's a problem. [Deadspin]