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Monday Morning Fly By: You get hockey in Petr Svoboda days. Hooray!

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

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We have no pictures of Petr Svoboda. So here's Brandon Manning that time he wore #23.
We have no pictures of Petr Svoboda. So here's Brandon Manning that time he wore #23.
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*Flyers-Capitals rookie game is today at 3 p.m.! Stream will be available on the Flyers' website and on

*So Hal Gill is invited to tryout at training camp. A bold choice, Homer. And by "bold" I mean weird. (BSH)

*The new and improved Flyers are brimming with optimism heading into preseason. (

*Prospect Petr Straka is excited to be with the Flyers. (Flyers)

*Marcel Noebels hopes to impress enough to write a ticket out of Adirondack this season. (CSN Philly)

*Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell provide an excellent example for youth hockey team. (Flyers)

*Samuel Morin has put on some weight and is looking to make an impact. (CSN Philly)

*Preseason starts soon (SIX DAYS) and NHL Network will air 22 games this year. (SB Nation)

*We saw Team Canada's red jersey on Friday, but there are rumors of a black third jersey that may be used during the Sochi Games. (Icethetics)

*On the value of a goaltender that has won a Stanley Cup. (Backhand Shelf)

*Will training camp holdouts become the norm for young NHL stars? (Puck Daddy)

*Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman says Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be Hawks for the entirety of their careers. (SB Nation)

*Tyler Dellow looks at the performances of Dion Phaneuf and Mikhail Grabovski in two parts; part one here, part two here. offers a rebuttal.

*A great read about the NHL's "line of duty". (Globe and Mail)