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Monday Morning Fly By: More exciting than a Dr. Who announcement!

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


*Kurt takes a look at the Flyers' puck-moving defensemen can contribute offensively. (BSH)

*Peter Laviolette is excited about the upcoming season. (Flyers)

*Meltzer on the legacy of the great John LeClair. (Hockeybuzz)

*Danny Briere is starting to feel at home with his new team. (Hockey Inside/Out)

*"When [Claude Giroux is on the penalty kill], almost one of every four shots will be in Philadelphia's favor." That's really good. And Wayne Simmonds is good on the PP. (Hockeybuzz)

*Hockey Prospectus does its rankings of the Flyers' top 10 prospects. (Hockey Prospectus)

*On why minor penalties in the NHL should be a full two minutes, regardless of goals scored. (Hockey Wilderness)

*Data may show that winning a fight really does have an impact on the outcome of a hockey game. (NHL Numbers)

*Former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes on Roberto Luongo and the negativity that surrounds the Vancouver Canucks. It all sounds very familiar. (Sportsnet)

*This article on the Portland Trailblazers' ownership group offers some insight into effort to bring the NHL to the Pacific Northwest. (Portland Tribune)

*The Devils may have hurt rather than helped Anthony Brodeur's NHL prospects by selecting him in this year's draft. (Backhand Shelf)

*Dallas Star Antoine Roussel switched his jersey number and offers to pay for any fan who bought his jersey to have it switched. Whaaaat?! (Puck Daddy)

*DGB bids farewell to NHL journeyman Steve Sullivan. (Grantland)

*And finally, for the ladies, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has his own line of underpants. Which he models. 'Cause why not. (The Score)