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Thursday Morning Fly By: All prospect news, all summer long.

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

Bryz looks out for terrifying ghost bears.
Bryz looks out for terrifying ghost bears.
Christopher Pasatieri

*Ron Hextall's colleagues in LA have lots of praise for his work ethic; say he's a natural fit for the Flyers. (CSN Philly)

*Meltzer on Petr Straka's NHL potential. (Hockeybuzz)

*Defensive prospect Shayne Gostisbehere is working on his speed this offseason. (

*Tyrell Goulbourne is eager to make a name for himself in the orange and black. (Flyers)

*The schedule for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship has been announced. (Western College Hockey Blog)

*Advanced stat summer school continues over at Eyes on the Prize; this week: Fenwick. (HEotP)

*Revisiting the effect a coach has on a goalie's performance. (Arctic Ice Hockey)

*In the wake of the Kovalchuk retirement, Devils fans ask: What do hockey players owe us? (In Lou We Trust)

*There are some high-quality free agents that remain unsigned this summer. (Backhand Shelf)

*Could be that teams like the Oilers are waiting for capped-out teams like the Flyers to get desperate to dump salary. (Copper & Blue)

*While there is a logical defense for the current NHL point system, it would seem that some hockey fans would still like to see things radically changed. (Lighthouse Hockey)

*Ray Emery's 2013 report card from his final season as a Blackhawk. (Second City Hockey)

*DGB on the best "heel turns" in NHL history. (Grantland)

*And finally, anyone who pays even the tiniest bit of attention to the hockey world knows Tyler Seguin was traded from the Bruins to the Stars. A local Bruins radio station found some young ladies who hadn't heard yet. Hilarity ensued. (CBS Boston)