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Thursday Morning Fly By: Happy Boxing Day!

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

Paul Bereswill

*Everyone have a good Christmas? The Flyers celebrated the holiday with all kinds of goofy videos: badly remembering the words to the 12 Days of Christmas, revealing the worst gift-giver on the team, and on a sweeter note, alumni visiting the hospital for the holiday.

*Bill Meltzer on a hockey Christmas overseas. [Hockeybuzz]

*Hopefully you're off from work today because this afternoon marks the start of the World Juniors tournament! Full schedule of games can be found here and Puck Daddy has six things you need to know about the 2014 WJC before it gets underway. Afternoon hockey is the best.

*The Flyers are hoping to carry their recent momentum into the road trip that gets underway Saturday. [CSN Philly]

*The second line of Wayne Simmonds, Scott Hartnell, and Brayden Schenn is finally starting to click. [Daily News]

*A look at how Michael Raffl fits onto the top line in two parts. [BSH Part 1, Part 2]

*Which players should be on the Flyers' wishlist? [CSN Philly]

*Eliotte Friedman's latest Thirty Thoughts. [CBC]

*Looking back at the best hockey had to offer in 2013. [TSN]

*The ten most controversial people in hockey in 2013. [Puck Daddy]

*"Moneypuck" is slowly working its way into the NHL. [Washington Post]

*And finally, an excerpt from a book on life in the KHL. Interesting little read. [ESPN]