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Friday Morning Fly By: Third time was not the charm

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

Heather Barry — SB Nation

* There was a poll done among NHL players as to which team is a sleeper for the 2019-20 NHL season, and despite a lot of Florida, the Flyers do show up twice in this list. [ProHockeyTalk]

* 20 years ago was the 1999-2000 NHL season, which saw a fantastic NHL 2000 logo, and the beginning of 4-on-4 overtime. Greg Wyshynski takes a deeper look at the season. [ESPN]

* Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman posted his latest 31 thoughts, which includes a glowing review of the Flyers’ prospects, and Sean Couturier talks about Carter Hart. [Sportsnet]

* The NHL is becoming younger seemingly by the day, so, who has the best of the kids? Corey Pronman of The Athletic takes a look at the best cores under 23. [The Athletic]

* Joel Farabee has impressed a lot of us since he was drafted, and he’s already impressing Sean Couturier with his work in training camp. [NBC Sports Philly]

* The NHL has made quite a few minor yet also not so minor rule changes this season, here’s a rundown. [CBC]

* Our old general manager Ron Hextall is returning to the Kings, joining the team as a part-time adviser to hockey operations. Whatever that means exactly. [Yahoo Sports]

* And finally, here’s the recap from a bad, not so very good game vs. Boston. [BSH]