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Wednesday Morning Fly By: New year, new Flyers? Just kidding.

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

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*The Penguins ran circles around the Flyers in the second period in their 5-1 on Tuesday night. [BSH]

*How Paul Holmgren kind of, sort of, eventually gave the Penguins Jake Guentzel, who’s turned out to be a productive third-round pick. [BSH]

*Part of the reason Brandon Manning keeps finding himself in Dave Hakstol’s lineup, and why Travis Sanheim could soon draw back in the lineup himself. [CourierPost]

*On Claude Giroux’s comeback season and Valtteri Filppula’s recent struggles. [The Athletic]

*At World Juniors, Team Switzerland was hoping to throw off Carter Hart and Team Canada, but Hart and the Canadians would have the last laugh in an 8-2 win. [TSN]

*Who’s hot and who’s not among Flyers prospects as the New Year hits. [NBCSP]

*The Flyers answer some questions that certainly weren’t certainly off-topic. [NBCSP]

*ICYMI, we did a mailbag! With your questions! On Hextall after nearly four years on the job and more. [BSH]