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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Only 12 days until the hockey starts to count!

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

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*Last night's game against the Leafs was marginally worse than Monday's, in that the Flyers lost in regulation rather than OT. RECAP!

*Seravalli offers five observations from Monday night's game in London. [Daily News]

*Nicklas Grossmann is anxious to get back after last season's ankle injury. [Philly.com]

*Nicholas Aube-Kubel was pretty impressive in his preseason debut. [CSN Philly]

*In fact, quite a few of the long-shots to make the team looked pretty good. Pretty, pretty, pretty good. [Inquirer]

*Anthony Stolarz was also impressive Monday night. [Daily News]

*You might have noticed some booing at the Wells Fargo Center Monday night. That's because fans were booing the ice crew. Because there aren't any girls. [Philly.com]

*Thirty Thoughts, including some on the concerns over summer training in the wake of early injuries to star players like Claude Giroux. [Sportsnet]

*The Capitals revealed their Winter Classic jerseys yesterday. People seem to not love them. [SB Nation]

*This look at how they were designed is pretty cool, though. [Monumental Network]

*And here's are some more details on the fake 24/7 that will air once the Classic rolls around. [SB Nation]

*The top-10 Art Ross candidates for the upcoming season. [The Hockey News]

*Can't really argue with the top three on this list of projected top scorers for '14-'15. [TSN]

*Sean McIndoe looks at five "holdouts" who changed the NHL. [Grantland]

*Sabres head coach Ted Nolan isn't on board with this whole fancy stats thing. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

*TSN asked fans to develop a plot for Mighty Ducks 4; hilarity ensued. [TSN]

*And finally, a Flyers fan and a Caps fan got married, and their wedding looked kinda fun. [Washington Post]