Tuesday Morning Fly By: It’s hockey season, baby

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

*FOLKS! Welcome to September. What happens in September? That’s right; hockey, baby! Here are some upcoming dates to make on your calendar in the run-up to the regular season. [BSH]

*Phil Myers is the next name on our 25 Under 25, and it’s going to be fun having him on this team full time. [BSH]

*In that vein, Meltzer used the weekend to suss out what the defense pairings will look like next season. All three of them! First pair... [Flyers]

*... second pair ... [Flyers]

*... and the third pairing rounds things out. [Flyers]

*On that first pair, Matt Niskanen could be a key part of Ivan Provorov getting his game back to the level we expect from him. If he signs. [Inquirer]

*With new faces on the roster and a new coaching staff behind the bench, it’ll be interesting to see how the Flyers’ power play units look. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Meltzer took a stab at the special teams, too. [Flyers]

*Like it or not, luck plays a big part in how good or bad a player’s numbers look. We took a dive into which Flyers players had the most help from the gods last season. [BSH]

*There are a few young guys on the Flyers roster who are going to have a lot to prove after a down year last season. They’re not alone, though. [The Hockey News]

*And finally, the owners won’t be locking out the players next year, that much we know for sure. But it’ll be surprising if the players don’t strike. [Daily Herald]