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Wednesday Morning Fly By: On the edge, again

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

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NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

*Listen before we get to anything else we need to address this alternate logo the Flyers explored in the 90s. [BarDown]

*Anyhoo, tonight is another ‘this might be the end’ game, Game 5 down in Tampa. The Habs were up against it Monday and they got it done. Why not again? [Habs Eyes On The Prize]

*We’re all (rightfully) focused on how Chuck is going to improve the team at the top this summer, but what about bringing a little more to the bottom too? [BSH]

*Charlie dives deep on James van Riemsdyk, who many have pegged as the guy Seattle will take in the upcoming draft. [The Athletic]

*Most of those draft-prediction articles came before the Dave Hakstol hire, though. What if Dave steers the Kraken toward taking one of our defensemen instead? [NBC Sports Philly]

*Speaking of defensemen, the league buyout window opens soon and a couple of guys are eligible. Would the Flyers buy anyone out though? It’d be a weird move. [BSH]

*Next up on the Community Draft Board: a Swede with a cool name. [BSH]

*The Flyers might have a bit more competition in the defense market than we expected. [The Hockey News]

*This is pretty neat; a tiny Danish town has produced FIVE NHLers and someone decided to make a movie about it. [ProHockeyTalk]

*A couple of teams have signed players to league-max eight-year contracts in the last couple of weeks, so it’s worth looking at whether that’s a good idea or not. [TSN]

*And finally, if you’re into stats and science and maths and such, the fine folks at Hockey Graphs continue to do really interesting work on the myriad parts of NHL hockey. [Hockey Graphs]