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Wednesday Morning Fly By: The day on which you fall asleep during the second.

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

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

*The West Coast trip gets real tonight with a 1030PM start time against San Jose. Go Flyers!

*Big news yesterday was that the Flyers placed Sam Gagner on waivers, presumably to make room for the return of Mark Streit. [BSH]

*But why Gagner? Seems like a question that needs answering. [Puck Daddy]

*This is just one of the lineup changes that Dave Hakstol might be making after Sunday's pretty crappy game. [CSN Philly]

*Coatesy goes one-on-one with Jakub Voracek in San Jose. [Flyers]

*Ron Hextall elected to go to Finland for the World Juniors Tournament rather than accompany the Flyers on their road trip. One assumes that this is because Hexy wanted to watch fun hockey games. [Courier-Post]

*Speaking of, the Flyers' Canadian prospects aren't seeing as much ice time as we expected. [CSN Philly]

*When it comes to taking penalties, teams do it more often when they're out of gas. [TSN]

*In case you didn't notice, NHL fighting really is on the decline. Big time. [The Denver Post]

*And finally, P.K. Subban has some pretty cool skates for the Winter Classic. [TSN]