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Friday Morning Fly By: 40 days! Also, enjoy your long weekend, hockey fans!

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


*The third and final part of the BSH exclusive with Ron Hextall focuses on his use of analytics, the farm team, and...Chris Chelios. If you missed the first two parts of the interview, you can find them here. [BSH]

*With all this expansion talk, who would the Flyers protect in the draft that comes along with it? [The Hockey Writers]

*Continuing the 25 Under 25 revisit with numbers 10 through 6. [BSH]

*Unbelievably, this list of the NHL's ten worst contracts does not contain Andrew MacDonald. [The Hockey News]

*The Flyers are (allegedly) getting rid of their Ice Girls. [BSH]

*It's hard to argue with SB Nation's choice of best goal of the '13-'14 season. [SB Nation]

*Speculating about who will be the most fascinating teams of the upcoming season. [Puck Daddy]

*The AHL has implemented a drug testing program. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Do shots against inflate a goaltender's save percentage? [Hockey-Graphs]

*We posted a story about a "warning track" for ice hockey rinks a long while back, but the idea is picking up steam again. [Puck Daddy]

*Is Las Vegas really a good idea for NHL expansion? [SB Nation]

*The Ottawa 67's have an 18-year old director of player development. Sooo you've done nothing with your life, feel bad about it. [The Hockey News]

*Here's a cool story about Canada's most famous hockey player, Tim Horton. [Metro]

*There are seven NHL teams that are currently without a captain. Let's try and guess who their next one will be. [Grantland]