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

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*Hello hockey fans! Everyone have a good long weekend? Oh cool the Flyers didn't. First up was the annual Black Friday game, which the boys dropped to the Rangers. If you missed it, here's a nice little recap. And if you'd like, here's ten things to take away from the loss.

*The Flyers also played last night and put on a hell of a show against the Flames. What a fun game that was. Recap!

*In case you missed it, Sean Couturier is out for a while. Not great news. [BSH]

*Coots being out for a bit means Nick Cousins is getting a bigger chance to prove he's got a place on this team. [Inquirer]

*Michael Del Zotto is also trying to prove something to the Flyers, which is going to be tough if he continues to be scratched for ANDREW GODDANG MACDONALD. [Inquirer]

*Speaking of Andrew MacDonald, let's put to rest the idea that he's got to play a certain number of games this season once and for all. [BSH]

*Travis Konecny has engaged in his first NHL fight, so he's a real Flyer now. [CSN Philly]

*Flyers prospect Pascal Laberge is back from his rather scary head injury and already picking up points. [Sons of Penn]

*And speaking of prospects, two of the Flyers' best are playing together up in Allentown. [Highland Park Hockey]

*So remember how the World Cup was supposed to make tons of money and be way more awesome for the league than the dumb Olympics? Noooope. [The Hockey News]

*Oliver Ekman-Larsson on what it's like to play the ice sport in the desert. [The Players' Tribune]

*And finally, because hockey movies are fun, here's the trailer for the upcoming sequel to Goon. [TSN]