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Thursday Morning Fly By: It’s Fletch time baby

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

Heather Barry

*The Charles “Chuck” “Chaz” Fletcher era will kick off tonight with a game against the Blue Jackets. We’ll see how things go, but Chuck is ready to turn things around. []

*Chuck Fletcher had his official debut with the team yesterday, as they held a press conference to officially officially for real this time introduce him as the new general manager of the team. [Flyers]

*Have you been wondering what John Boruk thinks about the players’ attitudes towards their new boss? No? Well here it is anyway. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Friedman’s latest edition of his 31 Thoughts has a couple about the Flyers’ new hire and what it means for things going forward. [Sportsnet]

*So Anthony Stolarz has, on the whole, looked pretty good in net for the Flyers since getting his shot. What should we make of this? Is it confidence time? [BSH]

*With the confirmation of a franchise coming to Seattle in a few years, folks are already turning their eye toward the next expansion draft. One thing is for sure, this one is going to be a lot messier for the Flyers. [BSH]

*Before we dive into this Seattle thing a bit more, we’ve got an updated look at the NHLe numbers through November for our little kiddos in the minors. [BSH]

*And also... this week in Phantoms-land! [BSH]

*Now that the announcement has been made, the folks involved in the Seattle < insert name > have a lot of work ahead of them to get this thing going. [ProHockeyTalk]

*So like... now what? What are we calling these guys? Who is in charge? Why in the world does it appear that they’re heading towards a red color scheme? We need answers! [Yahoo Sports]

*And finally, just for funsies, a brief history of how the more recent NHL expansion teams, like the Sharks, have fared since making their debuts. [Bay Today]