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Monday Morning Fly By: Only Clarkie days left

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

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Game Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

*Everyone have a nice holiday weekend? Lots of prezzies from Santa? Enjoy some high-end hockey from the professional kids?? If you missed out, we’ve got recaps of the weekend’s action. Days one and two, respectively. [BSH] [BSH]

*Just like last season’s NHL weirdness, the WJC is pretty weird this year too. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Anyhoo, we’re a mere 16 days from the start of the hockey season and only four days away from throwing this cursed year into the trash, so to get ready how’s about a handy primer on hockey lingo, just in case you need it? [NBC Sports Philly]

*Our pal Chuck is feeling good about the state of the team at the moment. Including Shayne Gostisbehere. [Inquirer]

*Charlie looks at how the Flyers might get the most out of the guy no one ever seems to think we get enough out of: Jake Voracek. [The Athletic]

*Had a trade go through this weekend. An extremely Ottawa Senators trade. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Mike Hoffman is easily the best free agent without a contract and now he’s on a PTO with the Blues. A PTO!! [NHL.com]

*And finally, a NHL play-by-play guy has used his downtime to use his talent to call... pet videos. I dare you not to enjoy this. [CBC]