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Thursday Morning Fly By: While You Were Sleeping, Bruce Boudreau Got More Money For Wing Sauce

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

  • A little after 1 a.m. this morning, the Anaheim Ducks fired Randy Carlyle and hired Bruce Boudreau. Yes, the Ducks won last night, too. Under Carlyle. Boudreau is running practice this morning, which makes this all sooooooooo awkward. []
  • Just like when he was hired by the Caps in 2007, the Flyers will be the first team he faces as Ducks head coach. Back in '07, the Caps won that game 4-3 in overtime. [Hockey Reference]
  • Jaromir Jagr expects to play Friday: [CSNPhilly]
  • Ilya Bryzgalov is still battling a cold, but seems likely to play Friday: [CSNPhilly]
  • Andrej Meszaros needs to step up: [The Checking Line]
  • Brayden Schenn is ready to play: [Philly Sports Daily] [Daily News] [Inquirer]
  • The Phantoms beat Syracuse 4-3 last night: []
  • Another "Awards at the quarter pole" story sees Pierre LeBrun name Claude Giroux the Hart Trophy winner: [ESPN]
  • Allentown unveiled their arena project to the public in an "open house" type setting: []
  • Yet another look at shot quality: [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Are players more streaky than expected in even-strength shooting? [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • How good are the Minnesota Wild? Answer: Not very: [The Copper & Blue]
  • BSH Radio should be posted sometime today, so keep an eye out.