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Thursday Morning Fly By: Happy Free Agency Eve!

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

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*THIS IS IMPORTANT: take a second today and reflect on your life and thank your god that Peter Chiarelli is not the GM of your favorite hockey team. [Copper & Blue]

*In 20 minutes yesterday the whole dang NHL blew up.

*Tomorrow is free agency day woo! Here's hoping a team we hate offers way too much money to a mediocre player at the end of his career. Maybe the Flyers will do something. But probably nothing big. [Inquirer]

*The Flyers are not really in on the Stamkos madness. Which is probably for the best. [The Globe and Mail]

*What about Andrew Ladd as a free agent target? [CSN Philly]

*For funsies, DGB brings us the five worst free agent signings of the last twenty years. [The Hockey News]

*It would seem that the general consensus is that Ron Hextall had himself a nice little draft. [Sons of Penn]

*Speaking off, let's take a closer look at late-round pick Wade Allison. [Sons of Penn]

*In addition to free agent signings, July 1 also marks the start of the mid-Summer trade frenzy. Know who has some stuff to trade? The Edmonton Oilers. [TSN]

*If you're in the Penn State area, the University's Pegula Arena will be hosting an NHL preseason game this year, which is kind of cool. [SB Nation College Hockey]

*And finally, our old pal Craig has landed himself a head coaching job in the AHL. Congrats, Chief. [BSH]