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Thursday Morning Fly By: We’re back, baby!

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

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*The Flyers are finally back tonight! Which could be a good thing or a bad thing! Dave did some line juggling in the last game, way back on Saturday. Some of it worked. Some of it didn’t. [BSH]

*The Flyers have switched up their away-game routine in the hopes that it will provide some kind of spark. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Dave Hakstol has some rather amorphous ideas about what the Flyers need to do to succeed. [Philly.com]

*Totally missed this piece on skating tips from Shayne Gostisbehere last week, so apologies if you’ve seen it already. Cool read, though, particularly if you’ve got littles learning the game. [ADM Kids]

*Speaking of Ghost, he had a nice chat with Jim Jackson you’ll want to watch. [Flyers]

*Meltzer has some insight into the upcoming outdoor alumni game in Hershey. Anyone headed up for that? [Hockeybuzz]

*Carter Hart had the night off last night for Team Canada, but in his first game Tuesday he looked smooth as silk. [The Athletic]

*Speaking of the WJC, the pressure these kids face is pretty nutty. [The Faceoff Circle]

*The latest of Friedman’s wonderful 31 thoughts. [Sportsnet]

*DGB has graded the league’s general managers based off of their trades in the first half of the season. First up, the Western Conference... [Sportsnet]

*... and more importantly, the Eastern conference. [Sportsnet]

*It’s end-of-the-year list season, baby! Like, a list of the most inspirational moments in hockey of the calendar year. [ESPN]

*This list has the best and worst things in hockey this year. Balance is nice. [Vice Sports]

*And the top 15 saves of the year. Which, alarmingly, is not just 15 Brian Elliott saves. Ahh well, we all make our own lists. [ProHockeyTalk]