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Thursday Morning Fly By: It’s kids hockey day!

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

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*Ahh, Boxing Day. The best holiday that we dumb Americans choose not to celebrate. Fools. Why is it the best? It’s World Juniors kickoff day! In case you’ve forgotten, we’ll get a look at a few of our own kiddos this year. [Courier-Post]

*Our pals over at the Blackhawks blog put together a handy guide for watching the tournament, if you’d like to do that. And you should, it rules. [Second City Hockey]

*And which countries have an edge this year? The good folks at the Bolts blog have a full preview for you. [Raw Charge]

*And if you’re eyeing a high draft pick this summer (you shouldn’t be, your hockey team is good), here’s a rundown of the best eligible kids playing in this year’s tourney. [Sportsnet]

*Everyone have a good Christmas? Once this little break is over, the Flyers will be hitting the road and looking to keep their current winning streak alive. [Inquirer]

*It’s no coincidence that coming home and being able to see their pal Oskar kicked off some inspired play by the boys. [NBC Sports Philly]

*On Claude Giroux, his career, his current play, and his eventual legacy. [Inquirer]

*There were some wild stories in the NHL this year, huh? [TSN]

*And finally, it was a dynasty-heavy decade in hockey, which is reflected on this list of the best teams of this rapidly closing ten year window. Thinking we’ll see the Flyers on the next one of these, folks. [ProHockeyTalk]