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Thursday Morning Fly By: Good news is the Flyers won't lose a hockey game today.

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


*So turns out that Ron Hextall's plan for this team includes this season being a huge embarrassing failure. Settle in, folks. It's going to be a long year. [BSH]

*One upside from Tuesday's game was improved even strength play. Still not great, but improved. [CSN Philly]

*Could there be any praise weaker than calling that Ducks game the Flyers' "most competitive loss"? [Daily News]

*Closing out the coverage of Tuesday's game with a handy scoring chance summary. [Let's Go Flyers]

*Braydon Coburn returned to practice yesterday and seriously HURRY BACK PLEASE. [Courier-Post]

*Chris VandeVelde has been recalled. [CSN Philly]

*You'll never believe this, but the Flyers are the worst shootout team ever by a large margin. [BSH]

*In case you forgot that Brian Boucher is awesome he's here to remind you. [Flyers]

*The team is searching for positives over these first four winless games. [Inquirer]

*Friedman's latest Thirty Thoughts include some Flyers tidbits; you'll find them at numbers 10 & 11. [Sportsnet]

*Sam Morin is out of the hospital and his face looks like it hurts. [Let's Go Flyers]

*Long term injured reserve is not the cap problem solver that you may think it to be. [BSH]

*The league's new policy of scraping the ice before the overtime period is drawing some ire. [Daily News]

*Looks like Nashville will be hosting the 2016 All-Star Game. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Wondering what the worst city is for NHL players come tax time? [TSN]

*Finally, the league has elected not to shame the players they warn for diving by publicly naming them. "Thanks," said Brad Marchand. [Puck Daddy]