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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

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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 in Brooklyn this evening to take on the Islanders in their arena where you can't watch half the hockey. Puck drops at 730PM woo!

*Sam Gagner is out with an injury, so the Flyers have called up Colin McDonald again. [BSH]

*The Flyers will need their special teams to stay consistently good if they're going to keep winning games. [Inquirer]

*The importance of special teams is clear when you look at the stats from Monday's win against the Hurricanes. [Sons of Penn]

*Speaking of, Charlie has ten things we learned from the win. [BSH]

*Shayne Gostisbehere's overtime winner was not only awesome, it was also historical. [BSH]

*Analytics mean nothing if you can't understand them. [NHL Numbers]

*DGB gives us a brief history of NHL schemes to try and "fix" scoring troubles in the league. [ESPN]

*Good goaltending is very hard to find these days in the NHL. [Hockey Graphs]

*Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier penned a letter to his younger self. It's great. [The Players' Tribune]

*The ten most unpleasant surprises of the hockey season thus far. [Puck Daddy]

*And finally, Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at BSH! (Sorry, Canadians.)