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Monday Morning Fly By: Are the sacks up yet?

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

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*Dave Hakstol issued his team a sternly worded missive ahead of Saturday afternoon’s game - told them to “sack up” specifically - and the team came out flat and laid a big old turd on the ice against an absolutely terrible Islanders team. Things are bad, folks. Miss the game? RECAP!

*And here are ten things we learned from uh...that. [BSH]

*BUT WORRY NOT, FRIENDS! Ron has found the solution. To all the problems. Tyrell Goulbourne. What a time to be alive. [BSH]

*Dave put Mikhail Vorobyev back in to the lineup, and then sat him for almost the entire second half of the game. Cool. [NBC Sports Philly]

*The Flyers need a shakeup of some kind, that’s for sure. But uh...let’s not wait two months. That’s too long. Season is lost by that point. [Philly.com]

*Have you been wondering what John Boruk thinks about the Flyers’ woefully underperforming stars? No? Well here it is anyway. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Let’s get to know Phantoms head coach Scott Gordon. You know, just in case. [Courier-Post]

*Anyhoo, teams are getting more aggressive with when they pull their goalie this season, which is fun. Should they get even more wild and pull the goalie on the power play? [Hockey Graphs]