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Thursday Morning Fly By: Insert joke about the Flyers giving fans the Blues.

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

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*Pretty good hockey team the St. Louis Blues are in town tonight. Preview!

*The Flyers are getting more chances than their opponents lately, but it isn't really helping them to win a lot of games. [Inquirer]

*Tuesday night's Nerd Report confirms this "more chances" thing. [BSH]

*The league expanded a bit on why that controversial no goal call happened in that Flames game. [Inquirer]

*Ron Hextall is facing an age-old dilemma for NHL general managers. [Daily News]

*A quick look at the Flyers new top-6. [Pattison Ave]

*New guy Radko Gudas had his first sit down with the Philly media yesterday. [Flyers]

*This is a pretty interesting read on a different approach to development that may help NHL players improve. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

*42 thoughts on the NHL trade deadline. [Puck Daddy]

*Conventional stats and fancystats rate the deadline deals much differently. [FiveThirtyEight]

*The Florida Panthers found themselves in quite a goalie situation Tuesday night vs. the Leafs. Let's learn the NHL rules for emergency goalie subs. [Sportsnet]

*The NHL has awarded the rights for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey to ESPN here in the States and Sportsnet & TVA in Canada. [ProHockeyTalk]

*And here's why the league chose those networks for the tournament. [Puck Daddy]

*Hilary Knight wants people to know how to play hockey like a girl. []

*Did you know that every single hockey net used in the NHL is made by a company of six guys? That's kind of cool. [Canadian Business]

*Ryan White had a twitter Q&A; has correct opinions about hot dogs. [Flyers]

*And finally, a bunch of NHL stars try to name all of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, hilarity ensues. [TSN]

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