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Friday Morning Fly By: ...not bad, guys. Not bad at all.

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

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*Your lowly Flyers took the reigning Eastern Conference Champs to overtime. And came damn close to winning more than once. Not a bad way to start the season, kids. That was fun. RECAP! Next up we get the Panthers in Sunrise Saturday at 7!

*Dave Hakstol has a big challege: get the Flyers back into the playoffs. Or at least in the race. [Flyerdephia]

*The Flyers are using low expectations as motivation, which is good, since there are a lot of low expectations for this team. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Luke Schenn and Evgeny Medvedev are working through the language barrier on the ice. [CSN Philly]

*Too early to tell if Hakstol will become as successful at the pro level as he was in college. [Courier-Post]

*Your most favorite Flyers beat writer offers up his ten predictions for the '15-'16 season. [CSN Philly]

*On why the Flyers will not make the playoffs this year. BOOOO! [Pattison Ave]

*Have a peek inside what might be the NHL's best kept secret. [The Players' Tribune]

*On Wednesday night, Mike Babcock made the first ever coach's challenge in the NHL. And he won. [Puck Daddy]

*In addition to the Flyers debut last night, the league also saw the debut of Connor McDavid. A few other generational superstars shared their first game memories. [TSN]

*And finally, we're two days into the season; what better time for Stanley Cup predictions? [Puck Daddy]