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Thursday Morning Fly By: Less than 20 days until we hockey!

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

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*Vincent Lecavalier will start this season as a center, and he's pretty excited about that. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Lecavalier is also looking forward to starting this year with a clean slate. [CSN Philly]

*The Phantoms will open up their new arena with an exhibition game against the Flyers. Should be fun. [BSH]

*Travis Sanheim looked pretty good in Tuesday's rookie game against the Caps. [Daily News]

*Another youngster who really impressed Tuesday afternoon was Nicolas Aube-Kubel. [Courier-Post]

*Meltzer has some thoughts on the rookie game. [Hockeybuzz]

*On why the Flyers will probably grow to hate the Blue Jackets. [The Hockey Writers]

*Stuff is getting a little tense in Columbus, by the way. [Puck Daddy]

*Cherry Hill Native Bobby Ryan rumors will. Not. Die. [Let's Go Flyers]

*The Metropolitan Division's top-ranked left wings, per Japers' Rink. [Japers' Rink]

*In defense of NHL15. [Second City Hockey]

*And in which NHLers try to guess their NHL15 player rating.

*Blissfully, the NHL rejected the idea of jersey ads - for now. [TSN]

*Sean McIndoe on where the hockey analytics community will focus its brain power in the future. [Grantland]

*Speaking of, the Rangers are using a lot of cool stuff to track their players this season. [SNY Rangers]

*Is there a true Cup contender in the East this year? [Two Pad Stack]

*And finally, if you're looking to play some fantasy hockey this season the BSH Fantasy League is back in action. [BSH]