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Thursday Morning Fly By: Wait it's only Thursday?!

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

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*This look back at Pelle Lindbergh by Bill Meltzer is exactly the kind of wonderfully random content it'd be nice to have more of during the offseason. [Hockeybuzz]

*Next up in the 25 Under 25 is playmaker Pascal Laberge. [BSH]

*The Flyers are set to flop this season? Say what now? [The Hockey Writers]

*Who would you include on a list of the Flyers' best forwards in their history? [Pattison Ave]

*World Cup of Hockey practices are in full swing right now and it seems like Claude Giroux and Sidney Crosby love playing together and like..that's weird, man. [Sons of Penn]

*Sean Couturier and Shayne Gostisbehere are shaping up to be leaders on the North American team. [Inquirer]

*Team USA is...kind of trash, top to bottom. And they're playing "gritty" hockey which good god if there was ever a time to go with finesse, boys... [ProHockeyTalk]

*Speaking of Team USA, they've named their captains. [USA Hockey]

*The World Cup will have some different overtime rules, which is kind of fun. [Puck Daddy]

*Big big news from the Flyers yesterday was the partial roster reveal for an alumni game against the Penguins ahead of the Stadium Series. ERIC LINDROS BACK IN TOWN BABY! [BSH]

*Mustachioed tough guy George Parros joins our old friend Chris Pronger in the Department of Player Safety. Wonder if they'd ever consider like...a medical expert. [ProHockeyTalk]

*DGB brings us his list of five classic hockey video games. [The Hockey News]

*And finally, Claude Giroux in World Cup promos is kind of the best thing ever. [BSH]