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Friday Morning Fly By: Preseason, we hardly knew ye...

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

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*Last preseason game tonight, kids! You know what that means...

*...it's almost regular season time! Get ready with SB Nation's big, beautiful, perfectly-edited (hi Tarv) 2015 NHL Season Preview. [SB Nation]

*From that preview, here are the three big questions facing the Flyers this year. [BSH]

*Speaking of tonight's game, let's learn some things about our opponent. [Pattison Ave]

*The Flyers lost one yesterday as Chris Porter was claimed off of waivers by the Minnesota Wild. [BSH]

*Did you know Porter is besties with Zach Parise? Hexy should of traded for Parise instead of losing Porter c'mon. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Here's Mr. Hextall commenting on Chris Porter. [Flyers]

*Brandon Manning thinks he's earned himself a spot on the big team. [Courier-Post]

*Sam Gagner is still hoping to kick things into high gear. [CSN Philly]

*Friedman's latest 30 Thoughts features a bit of Flyers-related stuff. [Sportsnet]

*Sean McIndoe continues his season preview with part three: the no-clue division. [Grantland]

*And the fine people at Sportsnet have offered their take on what they expect from the Flyers this year. [Sportsnet]

*A couple of Flyers make a respectable appearance on TSN's ranking of the top 50 players in the league. [TSN]

*Remember when we got a third round pick for Zac Rinaldo? What a fun time. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Interestingly, it would appear that "expected goals" is a better predictor of future scoring than either Corsi OR actual goals. [Hockey Graphs]

*Our own goldomatic has put together a pretty cool contest for next season; get in on that. [BSH]

*And finally, here are some NHL stars talking about their favorite junk foods. Enjoy. [Puck Daddy]