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Friday Morning Fly By: World Cup! Training camp! Everything’s coming up hockey!

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

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* We have a full roster for training camp, which starts a week from today! Here is that roster: [BSH]

* As we head into Year 2 of the Dave Hakstol era, what are our expectations for the Flyers’ coach this year? [CSN Philly]

* World Cup of Hockey officially starts tomorrow! Here’s a preview via DGB: [Vice]

* Remember last year when Brayden Schenn was weirdly forced to spend most of training camp skating with Phantoms players? That will probably not happen this year! [Courier-Post]

* The halfway point of our 25 Under 25 series came yesterday as we looked at Nicolas Aube-Kubel: [BSH]

* Our friends at Japers Rink ranked the top defensemen in the Metro division. One Flyer shows up, and yes, it’s obviously Andrew MacDonald: [Japers’ Rink]

* The Canadiens hired a new stat nerd, a couple of months after dropping their old one following a contentious disagreement over the P.K. Subban/Shea Weber swap: [EOTP]

* Speaking of EOTP and stat nerds, the Avalanche have also reportedly hired Arik Parnass, who wrote at a number of sites [including here on the SBN network] before working on the extremely useful Special Teams Project: [ProHockeyTalk]

* South Jersey Native And Future Flyer (Former Future Flyer? Future Former Flyer? I never know with these things) Johnny Gaudreau talked a bit yesterday about his uncertain contract situation, as did a few others who are playing in the World Cup without deals: [Puck Daddy]

* Alex Ovechkin says he’s going to play in the Olympics in 2018 whether the rest of the NHL does or not: [CBS]

* A look at how defensemen can (or, more specifically, can’t) influence on-ice save percentage, this time using Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic as an example: [TSN]

* And finally, of course you want to see Kimmo Timonen holding a comically oversized tennis racket with Teemu Selanne: [BSH]