BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - MAY 04: Oskars Cibulskis (L) of Latvia celebrates after he scores his team's 2 nd goal during the IIHF World Championship group D match between Latvia and Denmark at Orange Arena on May 4, 2011 in Bratislava, Slovakia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes...
- Remember when we told you the forecast for the Winter Classic calls for rain? The NHL said "nuh uh!" [NHL.com]
- Patti LaBelle will sing the National Anthem at the Winter Classic: [In The Room]
- Ilya Bryzgalov is excited to play outside: [CSNPhilly]
- Eric Lindros is saying all the right things about his acrimonious departure: [Inquirer]
- Latvia dropped four goals on Sweden in the World Junior Championships last night: [NHL.com]
- The 2012 World Juniors viewing guide, with the top 7 players to watch, including Zemgus "Latvian Locomotive" Girgensons: [Puck Daddy]