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Monday Morning Fly By: 51 days.

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

Al Bello

*Friday, the game lost one of its greats, as Jody Shelley decided to hang up his skates. Seriously though, best of luck to Shelley as he joins the Blue Jackets broadcast team. (BSH)

*Meltzer's thoughts on Shelley, as well as a look at the Flyers' goaltending coach.

*Zac Rinaldo tells ASF that he's one of a kind. (Flyers)

*This weekend, the 2013 All-Canadians Mentorship Camp took place, with Team Spezza beating Team Giroux 6-5. Highlights here.

*The Penguins hired former Canadiens head coach Jacques Martin as an assistant coach. Might be a short leash for Bylsma this year. (ProHockeyTalk)

*NHL Rules that should change: playoff seeding edition. (Hockey Wilderness)

*Given the expansion rumors that will likely come to fruition soon, let's take a look at a mock expansion draft. (Arctic Ice Hockey)

*The current woeful state of MLB kinda make Bettman look like a great leader in comparison. (Puck Daddy)

*Former Flyer Dave Babych on how off-season training has changed since his days in the league. (The Province)

*In the wake of the 25th anniversary of the Gretzky trade, DGB runs down a list of little-known facts. (Down Goes Brown)

*Short horror stories based on NHL hockey teams in the Pacific Division. Hopefully the rest of the league will follow. (Battle of Cali)

*And finally, since math is hard, here's a shortcut to how many days we have left 'til the start of the season.