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Thursday Morning Fly By: Back home for...something better? Maybe?

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

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*The Flyers are back on home ice tonight to take on the visiting Devils. BSH preview this afternoon; puck drops at 7. Woo.

*Scott Laughton has worked his way onto the Flyers' second line, but the center refuses to let success get to his head. [Inquirer]

*Speaking of guys doing well on lines, Brayden Schenn is doing pretty well at the moment. [Pattison Ave]

*The Flyers are going to need to make some serious improvements if they're going to make the playoffs this year. [Flyers]

*They also need to do a better job of managing the details. [Courier-Post]

*It's probably a bit too early to start buying those McDavid jerseys, though. [Flyerdelphia]

*Steve Mason seems to be a bit annoyed about all this losing. Understandably so. [Inquirer]

*Some really sad news for our beloved Simon Gagne yesterday: he'll be taking an indefinite leave of absence because his father has been diagnosed with cancer. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

*Former players involved in the concussion lawsuit against the NHL have some harsh things to say about the league's concussion program. [TSN]

*A look at draft pick value since 2005. [The Committed Indian]

*The Ottawa Senators may be moving to downtown Ottawa. [Ottawa Citizen]

*And finally, Sidney Crosby is the worst and no one should like him. [Puck Daddy]