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

*The Flyers played not one, but two (!) games last night. We've got coverage of the preseason opener in Allentown. [BSH]

*The season hasn't even started, and already a player has come out against using advanced statistics in player contract negotiations. It's pretty much who you'd expect it to be. There's an entire interview. [The Players Tribune]

*A pretty decent rebuttal to the aforementioned argument. [Hockey Graphs]

*Travis Konecny had himself quite the game last night. As a reminder, don't let player performances in preseason get to your head. [BSH]

*The Flyers signed 6'5", 196 lbs. defenseman Philippe Myers to a contract yesterday. He was in camp on a tryout. [BSH] [CSN Philly]

*An article on Jake Voracek's impact as a possession-driving winger. It's not without its faults (big issue here is proprietary datasets), but it's a pretty interesting one. [Sportlogiq]

*He made something happen every time he was on the ice," Dave Hakstol said of first-rounder Konecny. []

*John Tortorella was named head coach of Team USA for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. He'll apparently try to "keep it simple." [Puck Daddy]

*Stamkos to... Tampa Bay? [Sportsnet]

*Auston Matthews is already making an impression in Switzerland. [TSN]

*And finally, an explanation for the paradox of how we all "see" black holes, even though they're invisible. [Gizmodo]