Friday Morning Fly By: This headline will not jinx today's game.

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

Friendly, on-going reminder: Please keep all Olympics discussion to the Olympics post so that the Fly By can remain spoiler-free. Thanks!

*It's kind of a big day. Sweden-Finland at 7AM, USA-Canada at noon. Get ready.

*The Flyers offer their predictions for today's big game. [Flyers]

*Yesterday the US women earned the Silver in ice hockey. [SB Nation]

*Team USA forward Hilary Knight commented on the strange cross checking penalty she was given at the end of the game. [Puck Daddy]

*We learned yesterday that John Tavares tore his MCL in Sochi and will miss the remainder of the NHL season. Well, former Olympian/Islanders GM Garth Snow lost his mind over it. [Lighthouse Hockey]

*Michael Raffl and his Austrian comrades went out partying the night before their qualifier with Slovenia. [Philly.com]

*Meltzer revisits the JVR/Schenn trade. [Hockeybuzz]

*Midterm 25 Under 25: Luke Schenn. [BSH]

*Vincent Lecavalier says he is starting to feel better on the left wing. [CSN Philly]

*BSH Roundtable: Who is the Flyers MVP thus far? [BSH]

*Claude Giroux is awesome, ASF looks into a few reasons why. [Flyers]

*The trade deadline is coming up quick, which is easy to forget during this long break from the NHL. [TSN]

*A look at how the USA became a hockey superpower. [Grantland]

*Latvian goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis deserves every bit of praise he's been getting since his incredible performance against Canada. [The Globe & Mail]

*Finally, a really great read about the 70-year old goalie coach in Finland who may be responsible for the seemingly endless parade of tremendous Finnish goaltenders. [The Atlantic]

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