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Thursday Morning Fly By: Almost through with this infernal break...

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

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*Big news yesterday was Andrew MacDonald possibly suffering a setback in his recovery; for some reason people were acting like this was a bad thing. [Daily News]

*But then Hexy was like "no he's right on schedule." [Inquirer]

*Luke Schenn is apparently progressing more quickly than expected. [CSN Philly]

*Jason Akeson is glad to be back in a skill role for the Flyers. [Courier-Post]

*Oh good, Craig Berube is "tinkering" with line combinations again. [Inquirer]

*Some are comparing Jake Voracek to Mark Recchi. [CSN Philly]

*Wayne Simmonds speaks about honoring his grandmother's memory by working as part of the league's Hockey Fights Cancer campaign. [Sports Illustrated]

*So far, Hextall has been pretty smart about the signings he has made to fill the gaps. [Flyerdelphia]

*The coaching staff are using practice to keep the team sharp during this long ridiculous break. [Flyers]

*The worst trades in NHL history. [The Hockey Writers]

*An AHL team is vowing to take down the AHL attendance record. [Puck Daddy]

*Mike Richards might end up being a cap casualty in LA. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Era-adjusted all-time scoring leaders by season. [Copper & Blue]

*The NHL team in Las Vegas doesn't yet exist, but they've picked the owners. [New York Post]

*These Christmas sweaters...oof. [The Score]

*And finally, here's a statue of Jaromir Jagr made of marzipan. It's a slow week. [Puck Daddy]

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