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Monday Morning Fly By: Preseason!

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

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* Over the weekend we briefly profiled/categorized all 35 forwards [BSH] and all 21 defensemen [BSH] on the Flyers' training camp roster. That's a lot of people!

* Meanwhile, as training camp was going on, all anyone could talk about was how fast everything was going: [Daily News]

* And many of the lines that have been used so far may look fairly familiar: [CSN]

* More on Dave Hakstol's origins in the Canadian praries, with some insight from his family and friends: [Inquirer]

* Anywho, there are preseason games today! Technically, two of them! Some quick notes, along with the anticipated lineups for each half of the split-squad game: [Hockeybuzz]

* And here's Steve Mason's mask for this year, featuring Bernie Parent ... and, also, more zombies: [TSN]

* Tragic news from the weekend as former enforcer Todd Ewen was found dead with what was ruled to be a suicide: [NBCSports]

* Max Pacioretty was named the next captain of the Canadiens, and Canadiens fans seem happy enough about it: [Eyes on the Prize]

* The Oilers gave young defenseman Oskar Klefbom a seven-year contract: [Copper & Blue]

* Veteran defenseman Ryan Whitney retired this weekend: [Yahoo]

* Finally, here's P.K. Subban doing a spot-on Don Cherry impression: [TheScore]