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Friday Morning Fly By: Put your pants back on, we spoke too soon

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

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Kate Frese

*Well turns out we are *not* streaking into the weekend. It’s okay. It’s a long season. On to the Oilers. RECAP!

*Ed Snider was honored with a statue being erected outside of the Wells Fargo Center, precisely where he belongs. [BSH]

*Ron Hextall spoke about the Flyers’ early success yesterday; let’s here what he had to say. [Courier-Post]

*Ron also spoke about Oskar Lindblom and Claude Giroux’s performance at wing. [NBC Sports Philly]

*One of the big improvements the Flyers have made that have lead to this hot start is in their play away from the puck. [Sons of Penn]

*Meat Read has found his way back onto the roster, which is good. Well, could be good. Depending who comes out. [Flyers]

*This is a really nice look at one of the Flyers’ newer prospects, Kirill Ustimenko. [The Athletic]

*The Washington Capitals need a defenseman. Badly. RON GET ON THE PHONE. [The Hockey News]

*What do NHL teams need to do differently to shut down the league’s most prolific scorers? [Puck Daddy]

*Are you playing fantasy hockey? Well then you need to read this. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The NHL seems to be making some kind of effort with regard to officiating; slashing calls in particular have gotten really tight. But so far, the inconsistency remains. [All About The Jersey]

*And finally, three early-season trends that aren’t likely to continue as the season goes on. [Sportsnet]