Wednesday Morning Fly By: Mere days away

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

*Somehow, we are less than a week from preseason hockey. That’s wild. Anyhoo! The Flyers released their schedule of giveaways yesterday. [Flyers]

*And, because we had to, we’ve ranked these giveaways so you can plan your life. [BSH]

*Charles did his first State of the Flyers piece and dives into everything that has changed and everything we might expect. [The Athletic]

*Another thing that came out yesterday was a hint from Chuck Fletcher that negotiations with our two remaining RFAs may be moving along. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Seriously though, what’s up with these guys not being signed yet? [BSH]

*Dave Isaac sat down with Chuck and picked his brain about a number of things, including Fletcher’s focus on analytics. [Courier-Post]

*Today is the annual rookie game with the Islanders, and a few guys will be looking to make an impact against some real competition outside of camp. [Inquirer]

*It’s not just the rookies though. Guys like Chris Stewart have a lot to prove to the team, and themselves. [Sportsnet]

*Looking ahead to the Real Hockey, The Athletic’s resident model-builder uses his to predict the Flyers’ season. [The Athletic]

*And we think these five Flyers are most likely to break out in the upcoming season. [BSH]

*As we know, Carter Hart has a lot riding on his shoulders. Arguably, more than any other goaltender in the league. [The Athletic]

*Evidently, the lack of news about the upcoming CBA expiration should be cause for optimism. [ProHockeyTalk]

*On zone exits at the team level. [Hockey Graphs]

*And finally... 31 Thoughts is back! And oh baby does the Leafs-Marner situation seem spicy. [Sportsnet]