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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Sports are bad.

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

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*Metallica played the national anthem before last night's sports match and people were excited about it, as though people forget that Metallica post-1994 is total trash. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Sooooooo R.J. Umberger. What do we think of this guy? Let's see. Charles has thoughts. [BSH]

*There will be Ghost in your life today! [Sons of Penn]

*On the NHL's war on success. [Puck Daddy]

*Some are reporting that the salary cap may drop below $70m next season which seems less than ideal. [ProHockeyTalk]

*We're entering the dark days of summer when hockey news is scarce, so have fun reading DGB's weekend wrapup, it's always funny. At least we have funny. [Vice Sports]

*There is SOME news though, mostly surrounding the upcoming draft. The new thing is finding out that Patrik Laine is cocky, which wow, a cocky professional athlete, who would've seen that coming. Anyhoo Laine thinks the Leafs should go nuts and take him over Auston Matthews. []

*Unfortunately things might be a little messy for the fledgling NWHL. [Puck Daddy]