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Imagine an opening night against the Penguins, then remember we're still in a lockout. Sorry.
Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes...
* The Phantoms' first half was not good, but there's always hope: [Philadelphia Flyers]
* On Marcel Noebels and hockey in Germany: [The Saratogian]
* Future Penn State goaltender Eamon McAdam was one of four goalies named to the second annual USHL/NHL Top Prospects game: [Thank You Terry]
* Looking at the current argument over the 2013-14 salary cap and what it means for escrow: [Puck Daddy]
* Arguing that it was the owners' initial proposal that solidified the NHLPA's support for Donald Fehr: [The Globe and Mail]
* Crazy ideas for a shortened season: [Battle of California]
* A European perspective on the lockout: [Flyers Faithful]
* Arguing that Canada should be opposed to sending NHLers to the Olympics: [Winging It In Motown]
* Two Reading Royals were selected to start the ECHL All-Star Game: [Flyers Faithful]
* Video from the Indoor Winter Classic: [Puck Daddy]
* A video explaining every hockey fan, ever: [Backhand Shelf]
* The NHL's year in review: [Down Goes Brown]