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Thursday Morning Fly By: Terrible hockey is terrible.

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

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Drew Hallowell

*What an ugly hockey game last night. Urgency doesn't seem to be a thing to this team anymore. Recap.

*Back at it tonight against the streaking Blue Jackets. Game's at 7pm, check back for a preview.

*The good thing about Tuesday's unexpected night off was that Jakub Voracek didn't have to miss a game. [CSN Philly]

*The 1974 Flyers are going to be honored at an upcoming sports writers' banquet. [Inquirer]

*A weird little article about the devaluing of the Stanley Cup. []

*Oilers coach Dallas Eakins recently schooled the Edmonton media about how little "toughness" has to do with winning a game in the NHL. [SB Nation]

*About the Oilers; their fans have started a "Lowe Must Go" campaign and it's getting kind of funny. [The Copper & Blue]

*The Rangers traded Michael Del Zotto to the Predators yesterday for Kevin Klein. [SBN]

*Things are getting a little scary, security-wise, as we head into Sochi and many NHLers are advising their families to stay home and skip the games. [Star Tribune] [ESPN]

*On the way that having many NHL captains affects an Olympic team. [The Globe and Mail]

*A few NHL greats joined Boomer Esiason for an impromptu pickup game in Bryant Park during Monday's snow. [Puck Daddy]

*Lego hockey players! [PD]