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Wednesday Morning Fly By: This is getting rough.

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

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

*Kind of glad I decided to play video game hockey rather than watch the Flyers lose another game. BLAH RECAP.

*For some reason, Braydon Coburn gets no respect. Ever. [BSH]

*Scott Laughton is making the most of his current call-up with the Flyers, fitting right in with the NHL club. [Inquirer]

*Five things you may not know about the awesome Sean Couturier. [NJ.com]

*The curious case of Carlo Colaiacovo. [Flyerdelphia]

*On puck possession and why it matters most when evaluating defensemen. [Own The Puck]

*Gary Bettman estimates that the salary cap will end up somewhere around $73 million next year, but even with that increase some teams are going to have a problem. [USA Today]

*It's starting to look like expansion into Las Vegas is a foregone conclusion. [Puck Daddy]

*On that note, expansion vs. relocation: what's the right move for the league? [Puck Daddy]

*In "hockey players are freaking incredible" news, Kevin Klein had his ear ripped off and then came back and won the game. [Fox Sports]

*Sean McIndoe begins a look back at a few forgotten teams, starting with ten facts about the '95-'96 St. Louis Blues. [Grantland]

*Three ways a coach "loses the room" and how it affects his team. [The Score]

*The fifteen biggest disappointments of the season thus far. [Puck Daddy]

*The scroogiest man ever complains about backyard hockey rink, tries to kill all fun. [CBC]

*And finally, the San Jose Sharks have won Christmas. [TSN]