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Optimism in negotiations, Baby Schenn wears a mic, defense in the A and Ellen Etchingham loves awful goalies.
Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes...
* Recapping the day of negotiations. First, the early part of the day: [SBNation.com]
* ... and then the late night session. [SBNation.com]
* "History stands still. History will be made." [Five For Howling]
* A gallery of podium photos yep this is what the lockout is now mmmhm. [SBNation.com]
* Optimism reached all-time high as talks continued yesterday: [SBNation.com]
* Brayden Schenn mic'd up at practice: [Philadelphia Flyers]
* Phantoms practice update, with a heavy focus on defensemen: [The Saratogian]
* Reading beat the Everblads 4-2 last night: [Flyers Faithful]
* Giroux extension v. Carter trade and Gagne trade v. Bryzgalov trade and sign: [Flyers Faithful]
* Looking back on Tony Amonte and where he is now: [Flyers Faithful]
* Ellen Etchingham with another great piece on bad goalies and how important they are to us all: [Backhand Shelf]