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Monday Morning Fly By: Robert Earle Clarke days remaining 'til we open.

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

Jim McIsaac

*It's funny how the sound of Jim Jackson's voice makes everything right with the world. Relive last night's preseason action vs. the Leafs here.

*Simon Gagne hates us. We can debate whether or not resigning him would have improved the team, but I think we can all agree that the team handled this in a pretty crappy way. (BSH)

*Chris Pronger is adjusting to life with one foot in the locker room and one in the front office. (CSN Philly)

*ASF on Matt Read's upcoming contract talks and what it means for him in the upcoming season. (Flyers)

*A look at what we should expect from Nicklas Grossmann and Claude Giroux this season.

*Sean Couturier shares his off-season workout regimen. (

*Meltzer on Scott Laughton's development. (Hockeybuzz)

*Vincent Lecavalier sits down for a Q&A with the media following camp. (CSN Philly)

*The NHL tweeted (and subsequently deleted) an infographic that indicates a crackdown on uniform rules this year. Alex Ovechkin isn't too keen on the rule changes.

*Alex Pietrangelo signed an extension with the Blues, which means no more speculation. Boo. (SB Nation)

*The league has rejected a plan to implement video review of high-sticking penalties. (Puck Daddy)

*And finally, now that the off-season is officially over, here's a handy quiz to see how well you were paying attention this summer. (Grantland)