Thursday Morning Fly By: Take a second today to thank your gods for Ghost.

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

*OOOOOH the Leafs fans want to get into some stuff. They could've done better, probably. Pretty easy to hate this wonderful team and its crazy fans. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*Rookie camp is in full swing and guys like Philippe Myers are keeping their eyes on the prize. [CSN Philly]

*Travis Konecny thinks camp feels different this year. [Inquirer]

*Ivan Provorov is super confident heading into camp, with good reason. [CSN Philly]

*All eyes maye be on Provy but what about another Russian, Roman Lyubimov, who the Flyers signed out of the KHL this summer? [Inquirer]

*Next up on the prospect list is goalie Anthony Stolarz, who slides into the top ten in our 25 Under 25. [BSH]

*Sam Morin is totally cool with the fact that it is taking him a long time to crack into the NHL. [Courier-Post]

*Let's check in with the Phantoms, shall we? [Highland Park Hockey]

*Team USA failed utterly at the World Cup this year. And they did it to themselves. [SB Nation]

*Hopefully, this terrible showing leads to a top-to-bottom cleansing at USA Hockey. [Puck Daddy]

*At least one good thing came out of this: Phil Kessel absolutely dunking on those fools. [SB Nation]

*Meanwhile, you know why Canada wins? Because they take good players. [ProHockeyTalk]

*DGB brings five teams who avenged early losses at World Cups past. [The Hockey News]

*And finally, Auston Matthews: next Eric Lindros? [Sportsnet]