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Thursday Morning Fly By: Third line magic!

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

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*The Couturier-Read-Downie line makes the world a better place. They should receive some kind of major award. They should play together for the rest of their natural lives. They are awesome. Flyers clipped the Wings last night, recap here!

*The Flyers will probably not rush to sign Steve Mason, despite his stellar play thus far. [Inquirer]

*For the Flyers to have continued success they'll need more production from their defensemen. [Daily News]

*ASF on the importance of a successful power play. [Flyers]

*Flyers prospect Anthony Stolarz will join Team USA's preliminary World Juniors Roster. [BSH]

*The New York Rangers signed Henrik Lundqvist to a giant, long contract yesterday. Hopefully he buys more suits and hair products. [SB Nation] [Backhand Shelf]

*Brad Marsh on being a professional on and off the ice. [Hockeybuzz]

*For some reason there is a lot of consternation over P.K. Subban's place on the Team Canada roster for the Olympics. [mc79hockey] [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

*On whether Corsi or goals is a better evaluator of a team's defensive success. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

*And on if positive Corsi always equals more wins. [mc79hockey]

*Speaking of stats, the regression monster is attacking the Maple Leafs hard. Real hard. [SB Nation]

*Sometimes an NHL linesman has to try and stop a fight before the players fighting are done with it. [Puck Daddy]

*Looking at these pictures from Tuesday night in Sunrise it's hard not to feel bad for the Florida Panthers. [ProHockeyTalk]

*And finally, bookmark this link and save it for posterity. Someone said something nice about Philadelphia Flyers fans. [Hockeybuzz]