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Monday Morning Fly By: Mark Howe days left. MARK HOWE, you guys.

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

Rob Carr

*It's officially the last day of the NHL offseason. Time to get going.

*Over the weekend Bruno Gervais and Adam Hall were waived; both subsequently cleared.

*Meltzer takes a look at the roster moves as well as the Phantoms and prospects. (Hockeybuzz)

*Peter Laviolette isn't happy with the effort put forth during the preseason. (CSN Philly)

*Taking these last couple of days to preview the balance of the roster: Matt Read's third year, Andrej Meszaros' chance to regain his old form, Brayden Schenn's need for a breakout season, Jay Rosehill's truculence, Zac Rinaldo's newfound balance, and Scott Hartnell's rebound.

*It would appear that rookie Scott Laughton has made the team. (BSH)

*Ron Hextall thinks the Flyers' goalie situation is a good one. (

*Goalie coach Jeff Reese is impressed with what he's seen out of Steve Mason thus far. (Flyers)

*BSH masthead and numbers genius Dr. Eric T. is kind of a big deal. (Nashville Post)

*Gary Bettman defends his outdoor game saturation scheme. (ProHockeyTalk)

*Some analysis of the ratio of shifts with at least on SAF to shifts with at least one SAA and an alternative approach to goalie-pulling.

*If you're having trouble waking up this Monday morning, put in your earbuds and check out this ranking of all thirty NHL goal horns. (Ze Hockey Guys)

*The Olympic torch relay has begun (already!) and Alex Ovechkin is the first Russian to carry it. (Puck Daddy)

*The best long-shot bets for the NHL Awards. (Grantland)

*And finally, be warned: the spoiler tagged text below is in fact spoilery. Breaking Bad ended last night and people are talking. Keep your cursors far away from the black bars!