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Friday Morning Fly By: Jake Voracek is better than you at everything.

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

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*That game was fun. It had everything: a Pebbles goal! Jokes about Michael Del Zotto scoring! Voracek-Giroux give and go! And, most importantly, two points. RECAP!

*So Chris VandeVelde made his top-line debut last night and here's why that made no sense. [BSH]

*Friedman's latest Thirty Thoughts include some insight into the search that ended with Carlo Colaiacovo joining the Flyers. [Sportsnet]

*Let's take another close look at Brayden Schenn's game. [The Checking Line]

*Check your cable guide; the Phantoms will have eight games broadcast by WFMZ-TV out of the Lehigh Valley. It's channel 792 here in Delaware, FYI. [Phantoms Hockey]

*Andrew MacDonald skated with the team yesterday. What...great...news... [Flyers]

*Evidently the whole "ads on hockey jerseys" thing is picking up steam again. [Courier-Post]

*The evolution of the NHL from big dumb goons like Jay Rosehill to annoying pests like Zac Rinaldo. [Fansided]

*Toronto Maple Leaf Carter Ashton has been suspended twenty games for violating the league's policy on PEDs. [SB Nation]

*Speaking of the Leafs, apparently they want to become popular in China. Sure why not. [TSN]

*Brandon Shanahan wrote a letter to his younger self and it's a pretty great read. [The Players' Tribune]

*Five notable players who've yet to score a goal this season. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Remember how everyone laughed about the Marc-Andre Fleury extension? Here are six reasons why it was actually a good idea. [Puck Daddy]

*One month into the NHL season, ten things you probably didn't see coming. [USA Today]

*A look at the Central Division, which is kind of weird at the moment. [Grantland]

*Is this 11-year old Japanese kid too young for a Flyers contract? [The Hockey News]

*And finally, what if the Islanders sold merchandise aimed at their new hipster Brooklyn neighbors? [The Royal Half]

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