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Monday Morning Fly By: Only 22 days until hockey!

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

Bruce Bennett

*Rookie camp got underway this weekend and the prospects felt a real difference from the more casual camps that took place over the summer. [Flyers]

*The kids are going to have to really impress if they have even a hope of making it to the big club this year. [CSN Philly]

*These five rookies to watch have the best shot of impressing. [Flyers]

*Ron Hextall is feeling confident about the state of his team as training camps get underway. [Inquirer]

*Meltzer on Scott Laughton's chances to make the team and the Flyers' increased reliance on minor league contracts.

*New Phantoms goaltender Rob Zepp feels like a fit on his new team. [CSN Philly]

*Ed Snider had a lot to say this weekend, including an update on his health issues and the biggest regrets he has about the Flyers' recent moves. []

*If Sean Couturier is going to break out offensively this year it'll probably have to be on the power play... [BSH]

*...but where does he fit on that power play? [BSH]

*Offseason training for NHL players is intense and extremely varied. [The Hockey News]

*Paul Stewart has some feelings about the new NHL rule changes. [Hockeybuzz]

*Sean McIndoe on the pros and cons of NHL expansion. [Grantland]

*And finally, can Steven Stamkos shoot a puck through football uprights? Of course he can. [TSN]