Monday Morning Fly By: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!

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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

*So Saturday was pretty much the best day ever right? Claude Giroux thinks so. Game recap here, thoughts from the Oilers fans here, and a scoring chance summary from the game from BSHer RedWire here. Fun hockey games are just the best.

*Ginger Jesus rides again! [Flyers]

*Jay Rosehill: Offensive Powerhouse™ thinks Giroux's first goal signals an opening of the floodgates. Here's hoping. [ProHockeyTalk]

*About those Oilers...Ilya Bryzgalov lives there now! Enjoy the snow, comrade. [The Copper & Blue] [BSH]

*Big news today is Fred Shero's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. On his innovative approach to the game, the mark he left on the sport, and a personal story about gratitude by one of the league's best officials.

*Even the best players in the NHL can fall victim to a scoring drought every now and again. [SB Nation]

*On how salary cap paralysis can handicap a desperate NHL team. [Puck Daddy]

*A reflection on the NHL's behavioral incentives. [On the Forecheck]

*A look at the NHL's concussion protocol reveals a league more cautious than ever when it comes to head injuries. [Sportsnet]

*And finally, an interesting read on how Canada's national game is becoming a sport strictly for the rich. [The Globe and Mail]

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