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Wednesday Morning Fly By: The more things change...

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

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*Well, that game started well. Looked like the boys had a little jump and were going to take advantage of playing a bad team. And then... the same old story. Blown lead. Lost game. Some things will take some time to change. RECAP!

*Yesterday was the big press conference and we didn’t learn a ton, but here’s what we did. [BSH]

*One thing we thought might come out of that presser was the name of the new guy, but alas. So let’s speculate! [BSH]

*Ron Hextall was clearly the guy the Flyers needed to get them out of cap and contract hell, but it would appear that he was never going to be the guy to get them to the next step. [NBC Sports Philly]

*And, of course, all of Hextall’s move during his tenure are being revisited. Like these four mistakes that may have doomed him. [The Score]

*Hextall did a lot of good stuff, and a lot of bad stuff, but arguably this list of both are the moves that defined him as a GM. [The Hockey News]

*It’s easy to point out the ways in which Hexy ultimately let the Flyers and their fans down, but the team let him down too. [NBC Sports Philly]

*So... the big question remains: did firing Ron Hextall really fix anything? [BSH]

*Just in time for last night’s Flyers-Senators hockey match Elliotte Friedman gave us a Flyers-Senators heavy edition of 31 Thoughts! [Sportsnet]

*Now that the Flyers have executed the extremely spicy move of firing a general manager mid-season, other fan bases are hoping their teams might follow suit. [Edmonton Journal]

*Our European correspondent tracked down Kimmo Timonen in Finland, and the beloved defenseman was nice enough to answer a few questions for us. [BSH]

*Bonus Flyperbole! The boys just had to talk about Ron and the future of the team in the moment. [BSH]

*And finally, new BSH Radio! In which we talk about where Ron went wrong, who might replace him, and what it means for the near future of this hockey team. [BSH]