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Friday Morning Fly By: It's still hot.

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

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

*Oh hey look Nick Cousins will be a Flyer for at least another year. That was yesterday's big news. Hooray for summer. [Flyers]

*One thing that Ron Hextall has done since coming that may end up serving the Flyers well is deepening the pool of goalie prospects. [Courier-Post]

*Speaking of, Alex Lyon believes he'll make this team someday. [CSN Philly]

*Here this will make you feel warm and fuzzy, as though you needed help with that in this weather: Flyers prospects make lifelong friendships at development camp. [Flyers]

*Let's speculate a little bit about what the Flyers' defensive pairs might be next season. [Pattison Ave]

*And in that vein, an in-depth look at what makes a good second defense pairing. [NHL Numbers]

*Forbes has released its most recent list of the most valuable sports franchises and not a single NHL team cracks the top 50. [Forbes]

*On the value of a forward who likes to park it in front of the net. [TSN]

*And finally, the Flyers do pretty well in this little ranking of the best 25 athletes in Philly. [Philly Voice]