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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Well, they tried

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes…

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Heather Barry

*Tell me again why Andrew MacDonald is a better choice on defense than Phil Myers? RECAP!

*We’ve got some random observations on this week in the Flyers. [NBC Sports Philly]

*On Ray Emery; his life, his career, and the things he left behind. [The Athletic]

*Let’s check in on the kids, shall we? You’ll be shocked to learn that Morgan Frost remains amazing. [BSH]

*The latest 31 Thoughts, including one on why the end to the Wayne Simmonds story might have to wait until the very last second. [Sportsnet]

*Speaking of, no, The Penguins, you cannot have Wayne Simmonds. [Pensburgh]

*The trade deadline sometimes gets a little wild, with teams heading into the playoffs desperate to plug up holes in their rosters and whatnot. Here are some of the more lopsided deals in league history. [ESPN]

*And here are five recent deals that were just absolute flops all around. [The Hockey News]

*And finally, in case you missed it, this week’s Ice Sport Radio is a fun way to spend 45 minutes. [BSH]