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Thursday Morning Fly By: At least we aren’t the Oilers

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

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*It’s nice to remember that as bad as things are around here, they aren’t as bad as they are in Edmonton. For example, our prospect pool! Is very good! So good, in fact, that picking the best 25 players in the Org under the age of 25 has become quite difficult. But we’ve done it! And so did you! This is a lot of exclamation points!! Without further ado, the beginning of our rankings. [BSH]

*Charlie has been using this week off to do a little statistical analysis, a couple of deep dives, and all around Good Stuff in his bye week version of his 10 Things. [The Athletic]

*Sam Morin shares an in-depth look at the work he is doing to get back to the Flyers’ lineup. [Flyers]

*Let’s check in on those Phantoms! They’re finally winning games, what a lovely turn of events. [BSH]

*Anthony Stolarz may be on he was back on to the active roster, so it seems like a good time to take a look at all seven goaltenders the Flyers have used thus far this season. []

*Have you been wondering what John Boruk thinks of the performance of the Flyers’ forwards through this point in the season? No? Well here it is anyway. [NBC Sports Philly]

*So about those Oilers... they really allowed Pete Chiarelli to absolutely ruin their organization before finally giving him the boot late last night. They’ve got a real mess out there. And Connor McDavid. [Edmonton Journal]

*The All-Star Game, like, the actual game, not the weekend of festivities, is generally a bit of a snoozefest. But this year, the NHL is going to test out new player tracking technology that might end up being pretty cool. [AP News]

*On analytics, and why they’ll help win the next Stanley Cup despite the best efforts of The Hockey Men. [The Walrus]

*And finally, for a little bye week fun, we’ve got some audio from our Festivus party, at which you folks aired your Flyers grievances. It’s pretty fun. Enjoy! [BSH]