Thursday Morning Fly By: Missing Santa Sacks

Rather than laughing at Santa Sacks commercials, we're lamenting Matt Ford's lack of production in the AHL and looking forward to the World Juniors.

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose ofPhiladelphia Flyers-related news and notes...

* The Phantoms need Matt Ford to start scoring: [The Saratogian]

* Shayne Gostisbehere is a player you'll want to watch during the World Juniors: [Philadelphia Flyers]

* Ed Snider and Peter Luukko made Sports Business Journal's 50 most influential people in sports list: [Philadelphia Flyers]

* Penn State defeated Fredonia State 4-0 on Tuesday: [Thank You Terry]

* Ryan Lambert on amnesty buyouts and their noticeable absence from talks: [Backhand Shelf]

* Book review of The Instigator, on how Gary Bettman changed the NHL: [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

* The Hershey Bears have unveiled their Outdoor Classic jersey: [icethetics]

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