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

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*Reminder that your Friday night hockey starts at 6PM tonight; the game is being broadcast on TCN.

*The Flyers made a few more roster cuts yesterday. [BSH]

*Hextall spoke with the media about the cuts once they were announced. [Flyers]

*One thing is clear: Hextall remains committed to the slow development of his farm system. [Sons of Penn]

*So about the training camp roster and lineups and things...something's going on with the Schenns. [BSH]

*So of course, the trade rumors have already begun. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Former UND winger Chris Porter is still in the running for a roster spot. [Inquirer]

*Meltzer has some thoughts on Hexy's development philosophy. [Flyerdelphia]

*It would appear that Evgeny Medvedev is transitioning smoothly to the North American game. [Flyers]

*On what we should reasonably expect from Travis Konecny. [Pattison Ave]

*And then on why we have nothing to worry about when it comes to Steve Mason. [Sons of Penn]

*The Phantoms have released their promotional schedule for this season; plan your trips accordingly. [Phantoms]

*Former Flyer Jason Akeson has earned the first disciplinary hearing of the '15-'16 season. [ProHockeyTalk]

*What's the deal with all these PTOs? [Calgary Herald]

*The real-life story of the original Ogie Ogilthorpe. [TSN]

*And finally, in what is surely Peak Canadian, here are Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon working a Tim Hortons drive thru window in Nova Scotia. The only thing that might make this more Canadian is if they were covered in maple syrup, wearing CFL jerseys, and apologizing profusely for things not their fault. [The Hockey News]