Thursday Morning Fly By: *crickets*

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

*Has anyone mentioned yet that summer sucks? Oh right every day this week. Anyhoo, Claude Giroux is back on the ice after recovering from his surgery, hooray! [Sons of Penn]

*Ron Hextall has been impressed with goalie prospect Carter Hart, which can't be a bad thing. [CSN Philly]

*Some people were surprised to learn that Claude Giroux is the league's top scorer over the last five years. Dude gets no respect. [Flyerdelphia]

*Former Phantoms goalie Jason LaBarbera has found himself a new job all the way up in Calgary. Good for him! [Hitmen Hockey]

*The Leafs fans have ranked the 2016 draft class, they seem to think we did okay. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*On hockey analytics and why they might now be as clear-cut as we want them to be. [NHL Numbers]

*There are seven captain-less teams right now, so let's speculate about who might fill those vacant spots. [Sportsnet]

*The NHL fired the arbitrator who ruled against them in the Wideman case, presumable for ruling against them, which to be honest doesn't seem like a thing they should be able to do. [Sportsnet]