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Philadelphia's 2014-15 roster will look largely similar to that of last season. There will, however, be one glaring difference following the trade earlier this summer which sent fan favorite Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for former Flyer R.J. Umberger.
In an absolute can't-miss affair for Orange and Black supporters, Friday, November 14 marks Hartnell's return to the City of Brotherly Love.
The Blue Jackets come to Philly for the first of five head-to-head meetings in the coming season between the newly appointed division rivals.
In seven seasons with the Flyers, Hartnell amassed 157 goals and 327 points while suiting up in 517 of a possible 540 regular-season outings during that time.
The Regina, Saskatchewan, native was a key component to Philly's run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2010 and was one of the most outgoing and entertaining personalities in Philadelphia sports over the last 10 years.
Expect Hartnell to receive a standing ovation when he's invariably announced as a starter that night, and don't at all be surprised if Flyers fans join in a collective raucous cheer the first couple of times he touches the puck as well.
The pleasantries won't go far beyond that, though, as the Flyers will need to be at the top of their game against one of the best up-and-coming teams in the NHL.