Friday Morning Fly By: Hockey is meant to be fun, right?

Kirk Irwin

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

*Remember that time when we thought the Flyers might be a good hockey team? That was fun. That dream is dead now. Luke Schenn killed it. RECAP. If you're a glutton for punishment, take a look at RedWire's scoring chance summary for the game. It's not pretty.

*Jakub Voracek's recent hand injury is making stick handling difficult for him. [CSN Philly]

*At this point, it would seem that the terrible Metropolitan Division will be the Flyers' saving grace this season. [Daily News]

*Charlie O'Connor on Braydon Coburn's rebound season. [BSH]

*Poor, poor Eric Wellwood. [Daily News]

*The Flyers' remaining schedule heading into the Olympic break is brutal and will show us what this team is really made of. [BSH]

*Are the Penguins thinking of trading defensive dynamo Kristopher Letang? [TribLive]

*On which NHL fighter is also a competent hockey player. [SB Nation]

*Team USA revealed their opening ceremony uniforms yesterday, modeled by Zach Parise. He looks thrilled. [Puck Daddy]

*Olympic safety concerns are mounting, but a couple of NHLers are confident that things will be okay. [Sporting News]

*NHLers from smaller nations, like Anze Kopitar, are really excited to experience the Olympics. [The Globe and Mail]

*The NHL launched its new "NHL Revealed" series, which is good but not quite as good as 24/7. [Backhand Shelf]

*This weekend marks the first of many Stadium Series games; first up: Kings and Ducks at Dodger Stadium. On the difference between these games and the Winter Classic. [The Royal Half]

*(Almost)goalie fight! [PD]

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