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Monday Morning Fly By: Eat Arby’s

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

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*Not a lot of Flyers news to speak of, friends. Summer starts early when you don’t make the playoffs. Anyhoo, our old pal Jordan Weal was given a new contract this weekend. Good for him! [Montreal Gazette]

*And our old pal Craig Berube has earned himself a Jack Adams nomination! Also good for him! [ProHockeyTalk]

*We also learned which players have been nominated for the Calder Award. Did you know Jordan Binnington was drafted the same year as Sean Couturier? That’s something. [ProHockeyTalk]

*We got the Hart Trophy noms as well. [Yahoo Sports Canada]

*As we said, the Flyers are in full summer mode. Which means, for us, it’s time to look ahead at the ways this team might improve. Perhaps one of these free agents with ties to Alain Vigneault will be an option. [BSH]

*Here’s a fun “would you do...” thought exercise to kick off a Monday morning. [Hockeybuzz]

*Team USA rendered Team Canada medal-less on the back of another grand performance by Jack Hughes. [TSN]

*There have been a remarkable number of terrible calls - both missed calls and made calls - in the playoffs this year, which has lead to a lot of debate about how the NHL can do this better. Is reviewing the calls the answer though? [New York Post]

*Another interesting thing about these playoffs is that it’s not just the superstars leading their teams through. Here’s a list of some unexpected names that have been pretty dang good so far. [ESPN]

*Speaking of, if you’re like me, your bandwagon team derailed and blew up in the first round. Have you chosen a new one yet? [CBC]

*And finally, in the same vein, new Ice Sport Radio! We had a nice chat about the (very awesome and fun) first round and preview the second round a bit. It’s a fun show. [BSH]