Wednesday Morning Fly By: For the love of god, take the two weeks off, Timo.

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

*Sadly, the Flyers very first head coach, Keith Allen, passed away yesterday at the age of 90. [Flyers]

*Kimmo Timonen has decided that he'll probably skip the Olympics if he can't play in the two remaining games before the break. [Daily News]

*Midterm 25 Under 25: Matt Konan. [BSH]

*The Flyers are very pleased with their performance in California. Us too! [CSN Philly]

*Where are they now? A look back at the 2009-2010 Flyers team. [BSH]

*The Olympics start Friday, and to get you in the spirit Justin Bourne previews the men's hockey teams; first up: Norway and Finland.

*About the Olympics...this is one of the rooms Team Canada will be staying in. Seems like it'll get awkward in there really fast.

*Paul Stewart really hates Mike Milbury. It's fantastic. [Hockeybuzz]

*A very excellent piece on the 1984 U.S. Olympic hockey team that never had a chance. [SB Nation]

*A look at PDO for all 30 NHL teams over time. [Hockey-Graphs]

*Ze Germans continue their 2014 Olympics simulation. [Ze German Hockey Guys]

*The American and Canadian women's hockey teams are so good they've forced a change in rules for the Sochi games. [Puck Daddy]

*Dr. Eric T. on the way that hockey analytics are changing the old ways that writers report on hockey. [SBN]

*And finally, Olympic hockey party and you're invited! [BSH]

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