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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Arbitration schmarbitration.

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

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

*Ron Hextall don't need to stinking arbitrators. He does ALL THE DEALS. So yeah Brandon Manning, two years, $1.95. Not bad at all. [BSH]

*Brayden Schenn is going to prove he's worth his big contract, yeah yeah that's what they all say. []

*But seriously though, the contract Schenn got was the contract he deserved. [Sons of Penn]

*The Lehigh Valley Phantoms will have some new faces this season and they're hoping to push the team over the hump. [Highland Park Hockey]

*Speaking of AHL teams, some of them are spending a lot of money this year. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*Jay Rosehill got a job! Good for you buddy. [ProHockeyTalk]

*So looks like sales for the Wold Cup of Hockey are going a bit slower than expected. [NHL Numbers]

*Twitter will be streaming NHL games next season. Interesting. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Gary Bettman is still denying the link between concussion and CTE and hoooooboy Gary you're going to be on the wrong side of history, here. [The New York Times]

*On blocking shots, and how much of it your team needs to be doing (or not doing) in order to be successful. [TSN]

*And finally, weird things happen when all of politics descends on the home of your sports team. [BSH]