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Friday Morning Fly By: Is Ryan White the next Chris Pronger?

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

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*Yesterday afternoon the Flyers added former Montreal Canadiens center Ryan White. He's on a one-year, two-way deal. ALL THE CENTERS!!! [BSH]

*Meltzer on White and a scary moment for Samuel Morin. [Hockeybuzz]

*Losing Kimmo Timonen sucks really hard, guys. [Sons of the Spectrum]

*Are we living in the apex of the analytics movement? [Hockeybuzz]

*Speaking of, on why analytics are a good thing and what's coming next. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*Remembering the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team that brought line changes to the NHL. [SB Nation]

*Jokerit, of the KHL, is offering Teemu Selanne five million dollars a season to play only home games. Essentially he'd be the mascot. [Puck Daddy]

*Sean McIndoe tells you why you should not fear the huge NHL extension. He obviously forgot that Andrew MacDonald's contract exists and is the scariest thing on earth. [Grantland]

*It's time to make big changes to minor hockey in North America. [SB Nation]

*Kinda surprisingly, the Montreal Canadiens are the top sports brand in Canada. [Global News]