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Thursday Morning Fly By: No seriously, #FreeGhost

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

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*The Flyers play the sport called hockey tonight! IS Ghost playing? WHO KNOWS!

*In that vein, it got a touch....awkward at the Flyers town hall meeting when attendees grilled Dave Hakstol about why Shayne Gostisbehere hasn't been playing. [BSH]

*One of our loyal readers attended the meeting and was good enough to share his observations with us. [BSH]

*Ghost says he's motivated by being benched, because what else is he going to say? [Daily News]

*Ron Hextall defends Hakstol's lineup decisions, because what else is he going to say? [CSN Philly]

*So....has Ghost earned his time in the press box? Or are we all completely nuts? [The Hockey Writers]

*The Flyers goaltending situation is also going to get interesting. Contract year for both and neither has been terribly impressive. [The Hockey News]

*Friedman's latest 30 Thoughts has some interesting stuff about our Flyers that is worth a read. [Sportsnet]

*Hooray, hockey words are in the dictionary now! [Puck Daddy]

*And finally, DGB brings us lessons that hockey teams could learn from the New England Patriots. One assumes one of those things is "always cheat". [The Hockey News]