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Thursday Morning Fly By: Sixty-nine days left. Ha.

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

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*If Shayne Gostisbehere makes the Flyers out of camp it could be very beneficial to the team. [BSH]

*Meltzer on Ron Hextall and advanced hockey metrics. [Hockeybuzz]

*For some inexplicable reason, the Phantoms continue to refuse to bring back their original (and awesome) mascot Phlex and have created some weird muppet called Melvin for their new home in Lehigh Valley. [BSH]

*Scott Hartnell is ready to make an impact in Columbus. [Fox Sports]

*Speaking of, you can probably get a really cheap Hartsy jersey at the Flyers' annual sale. [BSH]

*Teemu Selanne might continue his hockey career in the KHL. [Puck Daddy]

*P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens are pretty far apart in contract negotiations. They should probably trade him now for a well-respected center of French Canadian descent. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Blaming fighting in hockey on Don Cherry seems perfectly reasonable. [The Score]

*P.K. spoke about Cherry's antics and playing in Toronto. [National Post]

*The best player for each franchise in the NHL. [ESPN]

*Add Doug Maclean to the list of people who've had enough already with the stats. [The Hot Takery]

*Paul Stewart on hockey an NHL official can command respect. [The Huffington Post]

*Looking back on the ten biggest trades from the '13-'14 season. [Grantland]