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Thursday Morning Fly By: Maybe let’s not get to nine

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

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*One assumes that no one cares about this kind of thing anymore because all of the caring has been beaten out of us, but here’s what we learned from loss number eight. [BSH]

*Have you been wondering what John Boruk thinks might be contributing to the Flyers’ current slide? No? Well here it is anyway. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Meltzer has some thoughts about what the team can do to avoid hitting that nine game mark tonight against Dallas. [Flyers]

*Stay the course” or “blow it up” seem to be the two options Chaz has for how to deal with this mess. How might staying the course shake out? [Yahoo Sports]

*It’s fair to ask, at this point, why hasn’t Chaz done something? [BSH]

*Not entirely sure why Sammy thinks that keeping Wayne Simmonds would make Joel Quenneville want to come here, but he does! []

*Anyway, let’s talk about some good stuff. Specifically, the outstanding performances by Flyers’ prospects at the World Junior Championship. First up, the Canadians and the Swedes. [BSH]

*Next up, all of those American children, who got sooo close. [BSH]

*On promoting NHL hockey in the southern part of the US, and how the NHL can do it more effectively. [ESPN]

*Nothing about your Flyers in this week’s 31 Thoughts but, as always, worth the read nonetheless. [Sportsnet]

*The folks at ADIDAS released this year’s All-Star jerseys. No, your monitor is not broken. [The Hockey News]

*And finally, our series on the best European players in Flyers’ history continues with #2, Kimmo Timonen. Who ya got for #1? [BSH]