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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Halfway through!

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

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NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

*We’ve made it to bye week hump day and the midseason judgments continue! We took a good hard look at the wingers. So indepth, in fact, that we did them in bits. First up, the top line... [BSH]

* we take a look at the guys who’ve typically made up the middle six... [BSH]

*...and last but not least, the wingers we find on the fourth line most nights. [BSH]

*We saw Meltzer’s official midseason awards yesterday, but he’s got a few more things to say about them and the bye week, Morgan Frost, and the upcoming Charity Classic. [Hockeybuzz]

*Speaking of Morgan Frost, he really is lighting the world on fire this year. Read about him, and the other kids, in this week’s Prospect report. [BSH]

*So Nolan Patrick. Maybe we should look beyond the points with this kid? [Sports Talk Philly]

*Shayne Gostisbehere is having the kind of season that makes critics stfu. Is anyone even still critical of Ghost, though? [Sons of Penn]

*31 Thoughts, primarily focused on the trade deadline. [Sportsnet]

*Another bit of midseason NHL Awards, this time league-wide. [USA Today]

*Weird stuff always happens in hockey, stats- and standings-wise, and here are five of the most surprising things from the first half of this season. [ProHockeyTalk]

*And finally, because it’s fun to bathe in the misery of others, DGB explores which of Canada’s hockey teams is the most depressing. [Sportsnet]