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Friday Morning Fly By: Westward bound

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

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*And, as per usual, the Flyers are now off on their early-season trip out West, heading first into Vancouver for tomorrow’s game. Before you get ready for those Canucks let’s look back on that extremely fun home opener by looking at what we learned. [BSH]

*Charlie’s got some good stuff on the overall performance of the team in Wednesday’s game. [The Athletic]

*One of the biggest reasons for the fun was Carter Hart’s outstanding shutout performance. He’s going to be a good goalie, but maybe also something more. [Inquirer]

*So, two games in, what are we thinking about the Alain Vigneault System? [NBC Sports Philly]

*And how about those special teams? What an improvement, my goodness. [Inquirer]

*The Phantoms are going to have a lot worth watching this season, and no one will bring you better Phantoms coverage than our resident experts. [BSH]

*We’re going to get a good long look at Elias Pettersson tomorrow and folks, look out. [CBC]

*On hating other hockey teams and how it improves your overall experience. [ESPN]

*Have you been wondering how this year’s Flyers stack up against the rest of the league, size-wise? Well you’re in luck, folks! [The Athletic]

*And finally, SB Nation has launched a cool new way for you, the fans, to have your voice heard in the world of sports. It’s super fun, you should do it. [BSH]