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Friday Morning Fly By: Whatever who cares it's a long weekend.

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

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*Good news everyone: your captain Claude Jefferson Giroux is READY for some hockey. And he feels great. []

*Charlie wraps up his series on the Flyers' penalty kill with his recommendations for what strategies the team should employ in the upcoming season. Since you're not doing any work today (get serious), you should read this. [BSH]

*Ranking the top-10 prospects in the Flyers' organization, for funsies. [Sons of Penn]

*Speaking of prospects, 25u25 rolls on with a look at Alex Lyon, one of those fun undrafted college types. [BSH]

*You know who is awesome? Wayne Simmonds that's who. [Today's Slapshot]

*One of the cool things about Dave Hakstol is he provides a steady pipeline of solid prospects from UND. The Phantoms got a new one yesterday. [Highland Park Hockey]

*Meltzer has some thoughts about the new jersey. [Hockeybuzz]

*The World Cup of Hockey is mere WEEKS away and the numerical rosters have finally been revealed. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Speaking of, it is kind of annoying how good Team Canada is all the dang time. [Sportsnet]

*A few NHL rookie hopefuls share their first favorite hockey players. [Puck Daddy]

*And finally, DGB on the biggest stories from the last Canada Cup - the precursor to the World Cup - back in 1991. [The Hockey News]