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Friday Morning Fly By: The hockey world is still in a Christmas coma.

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


*The World Juniors are off to the races and Team USA won it's first match, beating the Czech Republic 5-1. America! Team Canada also won it's opener against zee Germans 7-2, and the Russians absolutely destroyed Norway 11-0. Tomorrow's lone game will be Germany-Slovakia bright and early at 9AM.

*Scott Laughton spoke with CSN Philly after the Team Canada victory. [CSN Philly]

*A look at the Flyers prospects competing for their countries at the WJC this year. [Daily News]

*The Flyers shared their favorite holiday movies. Lots of Home Alone fans on this team. [Flyers]

*Off the ice, Scott Hartnell is making a big impact on the local community. [Inquirer]

*Meltzer with a Robert Hagg progress report. [Hockeybuzz]

*On the strange way the NHL determines shooting percentage and the value it has as a predictive measure. [The Cannon]

*The top ten hockey fights of 2013. Nary a Flyer makes an appearance. We're slipping. [Puck Daddy]

*Rookie sensation Thomas Hertl won't play in the Olympics due to a knee injury suffered last week. Real bummer for the kid, to be sure. [Fear The Fin]

*Flyers tomorrow at 10PM against the Oilers; be sure to check out the BSH preview tomorrow afternoon!