PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 18: An ice girl hits the ice during the game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center on February 18, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 6-4. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...
- The Flyers will practice at Skate Zone in Voorhees at 11 a.m. today. It's a holiday, and if you're off, you should go.
- The Flyers Wives Carnival was yesterday at the Wells Fargo Center. It's the 35th edition of the annual charity event, but that doesn't mean it's getting old. [CSN Philly]
- Chris Pronger's wife Lauren is the chairwoman of the Carnival. She spoke to reporters yesterday about Chris' status these days, and ... it's not good. Get well soon, Chris. [CSN] [Inquirer] [CSN]
- If you missed it on Sunday, Tom Sestito was placed on LTIR and Marc-Andre Bourdon was assigned to the Adirondack Phantoms.
- Jaromir Jagr on newly acquired defenseman Pavel Kubina: "He's playing dirty. I think that's what we're missing a little bit." [Inquirer]
- All's quiet with the Flyers on the trade front after the Kubina and Nicklas Grossman trades, and the sense is that Paul Holmgren and Co. are comfortable with the team as currently assembled. [Daily News]
- The Phantoms beat Manchester on Friday night and Sunday, but fell to Bridgeport Saturday. [Post Star] And Jon Kalinski is gone. [Post Star]
- James Neal scored a goal against the Flyers on Saturday, then signed a six-year, $30 million contract on Sunday. [Pensburgh]
- A tribute to Sudden Death, the best (only?) Stanley Cup action movie of all-time. [SBNation.com]
- Get ready to hear Rangers fans whine about injustice and clock malfunctions again. [Puck Daddy]
- CBC's Elliotte Friedman mentioned offensive zone starts during HNIC on Saturday night. [CBC]
- FInally, Hockey Day In America was on NBC yesterday. Here's a blast from the past look at what Sunday hockey on NBC used to look like. [Habs Eyes On The Prize]