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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Just one week until real hockey begins!

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

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*Woo the Flyers look much better when they ice an actual NHL lineup! One more preseason game to go and then the fun begins. RECAP!

*So apparently the Flyers respond to booing, as the ice girls are making a comeback. Use your boos judiciously, Flyers fans, for they are more powerful than you know or something. [BSH]

*In case you missed it yesterday, the SB Nation season preview of the Flyers is worth a read. [SB Nation]

*This Friday the Flyers will head to Cape Cod for a bonding trip before the season kicks off next Tuesday. [CSN Philly]

*Despite impressive performance Jason Akeson is still facing an uphill battle for a spot on the Flyers roster. [Daily News]

*So those new LED lights at the Wells Fargo Center might suck. [Inquirer]

*Taylor Leier is hoping his play will convince the Flyers to go back on their decision to cut him. [Courier-Post]

*Craig Berube is not super happy with the Flyers' defense thus far. [CSN Philly]

*Say what you will about Ilya Bryzgalov, but it is impossible not to like the guy. [Puck Daddy]

*Five of the funniest nicknames in NHL history. [The Hockey Writers]

*For the past two preseasons, the NHL has strapped GoPro cameras to the on-ice officials' helmets in order to facilitate training. [Puck Daddy]

*If you're playing fantasy hockey this year you'll probably want to avoid these five players. [Hockey-Graphs]

*Five storylines set the stage for the start of the '14-'15 season. [NHL.com]

*EPIX plans to both overhaul and expand the 24/7 format for this year's Winter Classic. Not sure overhaul is needed... [Puck Daddy]

*Sean McIndoe continues his season preview with a look at the teams in the middle of the pack. [Grantland]

*One of Rogers' first moves as the new stewards of Hockey Night in Canada is to cut way back on those awesome montages that opened up each broadcast. BOOOOO. [National Post]

*And in that vein, here are the top ten Hockey Night in Canada montages. These things are so awesome. [Habs Eyes On The Prize]

*And finally, hockey: Batman-style. [TSN]