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Wednesday Morning Fly By: The hockey gods, they don't like us.

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

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

*In what can only be described as the worst news ever, Kimmo Timonen will be out "long term" with blood clots. Here's hoping he recovers completely. [BSH]

*Ron Hextall spoke with the media following the announcement about Timo's condition. [Flyers]

*So who should the Flyers target to try and fill Kimmo's large and capable shoes? **Late addition: Looks like it's Del Zotto, kids. [BSH]

*Another look at what might be next for the Flyers. [ProHockeyTalk]

*It is Flyers day over at the NHL.com 30 in 30 page. Check out all of the Flyers stories here.

*A look at five of the most unfortunate NHL injuries of the recent past. [The Score]

*Well-respected hockey blogger Tyler Dellow was hired by the Oilers to bring some fancy stats to the front office. [Puck Daddy]

*Between the Dellow hiring and our own Eric T.'s new gig with an NHL team, it would appear that the stats nerds are finally getting the credit they deserve. [SB Nation]

*Even ESPN noticed the apparent shift towards a more stats-focused NHL. [ESPN]

*Young, puck-moving defensemen are getting paid. [NHL Numbers]

*Remembering America's first Stanley Cup Champions, the Seattle Metropolitans. [SB Nation]

*Paul Stewart laments the death of the NHL tough guy. [Hockeybuzz]

*Now that Brendan Shanahan is in the Leafs' front office, how will Claude Loiselle do in the banning department? [Puck Daddy]

*Jamaica is trying to get a hockey team together for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Cool Runnings sequel! [The Color of Hockey]

*And finally, a couple of junior hockey players got together and recreated some famous movie posters. Because why not. [TSN]