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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 blew a lead and lost in a shootout in their final preseason game. Whatever. It wasn't that bad of a game, overall. Even Zac Rinaldo was competent. On to the regular season; RECAP!

*Shayne Gostisbehere will begin his regular season with the Phantoms, but is this for the best? [Daily News]

*Wayne Simmonds has an undisclosed lower body injury. That's no good. [Let's Go Flyers]

*Samuel Morin should make the Flyers roster, but it has nothing to do with his performance in camp. [BSH]

*Speaking of, Morin spoke with the media about remaining with the team. [Flyers]

*AND! Rumor has it the Flyers are trying to move someone to keep Morin up. The plot thickens! [BSH]

*An update on Rob Zombie's planned Broad Street Bullies film reveals that the film probably won't be happening after all. [BSH]

*The Flyers agreed to terms with Nicolas Aube-Kubel yesterday. [Flyers]

*Biggest news yesterday was Cherry Hill Native Bobby Ryan 's giant new contract with the Senators. The Sens also named Erik Karlsson their new captain. [Silver Seven]

*On Jakub Voracek and why he should have a hell of a season this year. [The Hockey Writers]

*The NHLPA is warning player agents that contracts with the KHL may breach recently imposed economic sanctions on Russia. [TSN]

*Paul Stewart on the human rule book vs. the hockey rule book. [Hockeybuzz]

*Former Flyer Dan Carcillo will not be face-punching for the Penguins this year; they released him from his PTO yesterday. [PensBurgh]

*Part four of Sean McIndoe's season preview: the contenders. [Grantland]

*The Colorado Avalanche are going to regress. Here's why. [TSN]

*And finally, in this-could-be-awesome news, Denis Leary is developing a hockey comedy for the IFC network. [AV Club]