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Thursday Morning Fly By: Hello, 2014.

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

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*Happy New Year! The Flyers rung in 2014 with a decisive win against the Calgary Flames. Recap here if you missed it; the boys will be in Colorado tonight to take on the Avalanche at 9PM. Preview to follow.

*Hopefully you were able to enjoy the Winter Classic yesterday, but if not, you can at least check out the pictures. It was a perfect scene. [SB Nation]

*At one point during yesterday's game, Joffrey Lupul cross checked Patrick Eaves in the head. Eric T. looks at the criteria the NHL might use to determine any additional discipline. [SBN]

*During the Winter Classic broadcast the rosters for Team USA were announced, both men and women. Notably absent from the men's roster is Cherry Hill Native Bobby Ryan. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Brad Marsh wrote a piece on his road to the Winter Classic alumni game that is worth a read. [Hockeybuzz]

*Travis and Kurt take a look at the biggest Broad Street Hockey stories of 2013; the most popular stories overall and the biggest stories for the Flyers over the course of last year.

*Michael Raffl continues to impress on the Flyers' top line. [CSN Philly]

*The Flyers are a much more confident team now than they were at the start of this season. [Philly.com]

*The Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes made a trade yesterday, swapping two defensemen. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*And finally, a look at the top ten goals of 2013 and what will be in and what will be out for the NHL in 2014.