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Wednesday Morning Fly By: What? We was just talkin'

The NHL temporarily allowed their owners and GMs to talk to the players last week, explaining the lockout using beer, and marveling at Brett Hull's troll-ability.

Jim McIsaac

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

  • Jakub Voracek will not need a knee brace when he returns from his knee injury: [CSNPhilly]
  • AHL standings update shows the Phantoms in third place in their division at 2-2-0: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Nick Cousins continues to put up points: [The Hockey Guys]
  • The NHL sent a memo to GMs and owners allowing them to talk to players about the league's proposal. They forgot to tell the NHLPA: [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy]
  • Why the NHL may not want to end the lockout: [SI Red Light]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk demanded he be paid the full value of his contract: [Puck Daddy]
  • The AHL is going to adopt hybrid icing, which is a good thing, but also will result in many confused fans: [Backhand Shelf]
  • Looking at individual point percentage for defensemen last year shows Andrej Meszaros, Matt Carle and Kimmo Timonen near the top: [NHLNumbers]
  • Being 6'5" as a 12 year old is not all that awesome for at least one hockey player: [Deadspin]
  • Trailer for "The Last Gladiators", a documentary about old-school fighters: [Backhand Shelf]
  • Brett Hull is a fantastic troll, this time tweeting out his Buffalo-baiting Halloween pumpkin: [Puck Daddy]
  • Great video - not safe for work - explaining the NHL lockout using beer: [Backhand Shelf]