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Thursday Morning Fly By: It's the last day of the preseason, which means real hockey is riiiiight there.

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

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*The Flyers made another round of cuts yesterday and Samuel Morin is the last of the young guys left standing. [BSH]

*The new Wells Fargo Center intro video being played before games is pretty, pretty, pretty good. [Let's Go Flyers]

*The Phantoms kicked off their preseason last night against the Bears. Recap!

*The reaction to the Flyers Ice Girls flip-flop hasn't been great. [The Hockey News]

*Giroux spoke with the media after Tuesday's game about how he felt during his first game. [Flyers]

*Speaking of Tuesday's game: the scoring chance summary. [Let's Go Flyers]

*Steve Mason is just about at the bottom of this ranking of the Metro's top ten goalies. [Japers' Rink]

*The Flyers finally make their appearance in part three of Sean McIndoe's season preview, which focuses on the teams he's got no clue about. [Grantland]

*A look at the key questions facing the Eastern Conference teams this season. []

*This is fantastic and will come in handy for you far-flung Flyers fans: how to watch the Flyers from anywhere on Earth this season. Bookmark it!  [BSH]

*EA Sports ran its annual simulation of the season; Flyers finished respectably. [EA Sports]

*So what about baseball-style playoffs for hockey? [Puck Daddy]

*Hilariously, Claude Julien is glad the league is cracking down on diving. [CSN North East]

*This new hockey stick design is...interesting. [The Hockey Writers]

*Friedman's latest Thirty Thoughts focuses on final roster moves around the league. [Sportsnet]

*In defense of hockey homerism. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

*And finally, cartoon mascots for the teams in the Metropolitan Division. [TSN]