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Friday Morning Fly By: We have the best captain ever, no contest, game over.

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

Christopher Pasatieri

*In case there was any doubt, Claude Giroux went ahead and reaffirmed that he's a gingery gift from the hockey gods and is the best ever. [BSH]

*We should have an update on Kimmo Timonen's condition next week. [CSN Philly]

*Meltzer on improving last season's benchmarks. [Hockeybuzz]

*Pierre-Edouard Bellemare might end up being pretty darn fun to watch, provided he cracks the lineup. [BSH]

*Five things to watch at rookie camp, which starts tomorrow. [CSN Philly]

*Full rookie camp schedule here. [Flyers]

*The league has announced some rule changes for the '14-'15 season. [NHL.com]

*The Quebec League is also banning the spin-o-rama because hockey hates fun for some reason. [The Hockey News]

*Worst news ever: HBO's 24/7 Winter Classic series is no more. A serious bummer. [SB Nation]

*It is possible that the league will produce its own version, however. [Puck Daddy]

*The role of the enforcer is diminishing, making it hard for guys like Paul Bissonnette to find a job. Pretty easy for Jay Rosehill though which is awesome. [Five For Howling]

*Should the NHL expand to Europe? Eeeehhhhhh probably not. [The Hockey Writers]

*And finally, the 12 greatest things to ever happen in hockey video games. [Puck Daddy]