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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Good god this schedule is torture.

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

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*The Flyers are convinced that this ridiculously long break between games won't kill the momentum they'd built. [CSN Philly]

*The team welcomed a special fan to yesterday's practice. [Inquirer]

*Claude Giroux spoke post-practice about this week's break. [Flyers]

*Michael Del Zotto continues to be a very pleasant surprise on the Flyers' blueline. [Flyerdelphia]

*Checking in on the Phantoms; who are missing a few key players at the moment. [Pattison Ave]

*Is Craig Berube's puck-possession game strategy actually working? [Courier-Post]

*NHL teams paid their respects to military veterans on Veterans Day/Remembrance Day. []

*On "track meet" teams and how event rates will change your perception of them. [Puck Daddy]

*So Canadian Rogers really this bad at Hockey Night in Canada? [The Globe and Mail]

*Officer Bobrovsky might be back juuuust in time to take on the Flyers on Friday. [Union and Blue]

*Expansion to Las Vegas continues to be a thing that will probably happen. [Puck Daddy]

*The Montreal Canadiens made a move yesterday, acquiring Sergei Gonchar from the Dallas Stars. [Habs Eyes On The Prize]

*Speaking of trades, here are five defensemen that are potential trade targets. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Has the AHL finally killed the shootout? [Puck Daddy]

*The Hall of Fame case for Daniel Alfredsson. [Grantland]

*And finally, yesterday we saw all thirty NHL teams as chain restaurants. Today? All thirty NHL teams as alcoholic beverages. Whatever will tomorrow hold? [Five Mole]

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