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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Teaming up for a worthy effort, expansion draft takeover, and free agents galore

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

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*Another promising center is off the board in our 2021 Community Draft Board as we inch closer to the Flyers’ selection range. [BSH]

*What to make of the Flyers’ youngsters in what promises to be an important offseason for general manager Chuck Fletcher. [The Inquirer]

*The Flyers and Penguins have come together to support the Willie O’Ree Gold Medal Act, and that’s both really important and really cool. [The Inquirer]

*Wysh ranks the 90 (and then some) free agents in terms of tiers. [ESPN+]

*The NHL has a full-blown officiating crisis on its hands as the last four teams battle for the Stanley Cup, and one of the games finest referees isn’t around to stop the bleeding. [Sportsnet]

*Pierre-Edouard Bellemare was the Flyers’ loss in the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft, but other teams ended up far worse than the Orange and Black as the Seattle Kraken version looms around the corner. [Sportsnet]

*Speaking of the Kraken, they’ll have their fare share of tough choices when their turn rolls around here in a bit. [The Athletic]

*Gerard Galland has arrived on Broadway, and he’s aiming to have the rival Rangers right back in the playoffs. [NHL]