Players returned to the SkateZone in good spirits and writers were there to capture it.
Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes...
* Peter Laviolette has a tall task to accomplish in a short time period: [CSNPhilly]
* Quick notes from Voorhees: [Broad Street Bull]
* What NHL fans are only not remembering, including jabs at Fleury and the Flyers' D: [Eyes On The Prize]
* The Nicklas Lidstrom jersey retirement is another casualty of the lockout: [SBNation.com]
* In another battle between #1 and #2, Notre Dame lost big. This time to Minnesota: [Western College Hockey Blog]
* Subscription required, but team projections for 2013 from VUKOTA: [Hockey Prospectus]
* Why the VUKOTA projections are flawed: [mc79hockey.com]