Friday Morning Fly By: Christmas edition!

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

*Have you had enough coverage of Wednesday’s big win over the Red Wings? No? Me neither. So let’s get a cup of coffee and crack open Maddie’s 10 things. [BSH]

*I’m on record as being a tiny little bit worried about Nolan Patrick’s lack of production thus far, but the kid is confident that his production will come once he’s earned a bigger role. [Courier-Post]

*So Robert Hagg got his first goal Wednesday night and that’s pretty dang cool. []

*Another thing that’s pretty dang cool? The resurgence of Claude Giroux. After a down year last season he’s on pace to have his best season yet and it’s very fun to watch. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Not to be outdone by his captain, Brian Elliott is also having a bit of a comeback season and it’s paying dividends for the Flyers. [The Hockey News]

*The Flyers seem to be playing a defense-first style this season (we actually talked about this a bit on this week’s BSH Radio if you’re interested), but should they be emphasizing the offense more? [BSH]

*After a first half of the season that has seen the Flyers play nearly every game against Western Conference opponents, the back half is absolutely loaded with the games that will make or break this season. []

Finally, we’re having a big BSH fam get together on Saturday night to watch the game and have some fun, and we will be taking food donations for Philabundance. If you can make it, we’d love to see you. If you can’t, we hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for being the best Flyers community ever!