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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 dropped their final game of 2014 in overtime and that's annoying. At least they got a point woo? Recap.

*The new lines didn't make much of a difference in the game against the Avs, stats-wise. [Buzz on Broad]

*They're back at it tonight though, so maybe 2015 will kick off on a better foot? Puck drops in Carolina at 7PM.

*Looking ahead to what the second half of the season holds for the Flyers. [Flyers]

*Despite all of this losing, Ron Hextall doesn't think the Flyers are playing bad hockey. [CSN Philly]

*Speaking of Hexy, he's open to making trades if he think it'll improve the team. [Daily News]

*The second period continues to be an issue for the Flyers. [Inquirer]

*Michael Del Zotto suffered a cut to the neck during the Avalanche game and OH GOD IT'S SO GROSS. [BSH]

*So did everyone enjoy the Winter Classic? Turned out to be a pretty good little hockey game and, as usual, a beautiful spectacle. It continues to be the best idea the NHL has ever had. [SB Nation]

*Pierre McGuire managed to be just a little creepy, as is his way. [Puck Daddy]

*Taking a look at the transitional data from the Flyers' first twenty games. [Pattison Ave]

*And also on optimizing usage using zone entry data. [Pattison Ave]

*Future Flyer Shea Weber is producing despite less-than-stellar fancy stats. [TSN]

*Prospect Oskar Lindblom is having himself quite a good World Juniors tournament. [BSH]

*This is an interesting look into the though processes of NHL scouts. [Sportsnet]

*DGB shares his twelve favorite posts from 2014. [Down Goes Brown]

*The Flyers share their top five memorable moments of the year. [Flyers]

*And finally, let's close out 2014 once and for all with BSH's six best Flyers stories of the year. Onward we go! [BSH]