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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Roster frustration in mid-season form

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

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*The Flyers would like you to find confidence in their goaltending and special teams. ...’kay. [Flyers]

*The goaltending roster which now includes...Calvin Pickard? For some reason? This one requires some unpacking. [BSH]

*And then they released the opening night lineup, and Pickard isn’t on it? I don’t know what is happening here. Oh but Dale Weise is on the team so everything is good. [Flyers]

*So...what exactly does the Flyers best possible lineup look like, now that we know all the parts? [NBC Sports Philly]

*Everyone is previewing everyone else at this point, so let’s see what the Pens fans think of the ol’ Flyers this season. [Pensburgh]

*And now read what we think of them! [BSH]

*Our look around the Metro continues with the New York Rangers. [BSH]

*We have reached the predictions part of the preseason! First up, various and sundry predictions from the folks at NBC Sports. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Our old pal Frank Seravalli has a good prediction for the Flyers and a wild prediction for the Stanley Cup final. [TSN]

*Our other old pal Rod Brind’Amour kicks off his head coaching career down in Carolina this season. Here’s hoping he does well! (but not too well) [Philly.com]

*The folks over at The Athletic also have some predictions, including someone who thinks Carey Price is going to be the Vezina winner. BOLD CHOICE. [The Athletic]

*Did you think the preseason was long and meaningless? Turns out you were right! [Raw Charge]

*And finally....one of the greatest things in the NHL is no more. It’s a sad day, friends. RIP. [Sportsnet]