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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Okay let’s sign some dudes

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

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*The loudest portions of the Flyers’ fanbase seem to be displeased with how Chuck has addressed the offseason so far. But if you stop for a second and realize what he’s doing, it’s actually what we’ve been asking for for a while now: trust the kids. [NBC Sports Philly]

*As Charlie points out, overhaul was never the goal. And it shouldn’t have been the want, either. Fletcher has noticed that this team is full of young talent that just needs to be optimized, and his aim is to do just that. [The Athletic]

*So what does the organizational depth chart look like now? [Flyers]

*And just because Chaz didn’t use a free agent to fill that 3RW hole doesn’t mean he doesn’t have some good options. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Wrapping up dev camp, Charlie has a thorough look at who impressed and who didn’t, complete with video breakdowns. Because he is the best in the biz. [The Athletic]

*With the dust mostly settled, we can now move on to the important work of determining who was a winner and who was a loser during the initial free agency push. [Sportsnet]

*Related, in a just-for-funsies sort of way, DGB builds a full roster out of the worst July 1 signings of the cap era. [The Athletic]

*I know this is a lot of Athletic links today but they’re all good, so whatever; Kyle Dubas revealed during the FA madness that his strategy for building a team is to go for players with the most talent. And someone, that’s a wild strategy to go with. Hockey is weird. [The Athletic]

*The Hurricanes confirmed yesterday that they’ll be matching the Habs’ offer sheet to Aho, but this feels like a good time to refresh your knowledge of the offer sheet process as a whole. Who knows, we could see another one! [ESPN]

*And finally, for the group, why “winning” the free agency competition doesn’t actually predict you’re going to win anything else. [Yahoo Sports]