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Thursday Morning Fly By: What's with today, today?

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

Bruce Bennett

*The Flyers' and Capitals' rookies will face off near DC on September 9th. That's only 3 weeks away! HOCKEY!! (BSH)

*Which Holmgren-helmed Flyers team would you say was the best yet? (CSN Philly)

*Japers' Rink ranks the top-10 defensemen in their new division. (JR)

*If the league were to expand, who would the Flyers protect in the ensuing draft? (BSH)

*Jonathan Towes says the more PED testing the better as far as he's concerned. (ProHockeyTalk)

*BSHer PierceC joins Eric T. as a contributor over at NHL Numbers. His first article is an introduction to zone exits; congrats, kiddo! (NHL Numbers)

*The Nashville Predators are running a "Keep the Red Out" campaign this season, aimed at keeping Blackhawks fans out of their arena. On the Forecheck wonders if it glosses over the big issues and Second City Hockey mostly thinks it's adorable.

*Can a CHL player’s NHL future be predicted with only one season of data? (NHL Numbers)

*The Rochester Amerks will host the Lake Erie Monsters in the AHL's own outdoor game called The Frozen Frontier.

*A few guidlines for choosing a jersey number in today's NHL. (Backhand Shelf)

*Finally, some Vancouver Canuck fans wanted Roberto Luongo to know that he is loved. And they did it in song. (Puck Daddy)