Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes...
*Tonight we get a re-do against the Devils after Wednesday's huge embarrassing failure. Preview the game here; check back this afternoon for the BSH preview. Good news is it's a 7PM start so if it all goes tits-up there's still plenty of time to go out and drink away your feelings afterwards.
*The NHL Board of Governors made the realignment official yesterday. (SB Nation)
*Should Peter Laviolette get canned? Maybe, but if he does it won't fix anything in the short term. (BSH)
*Paul Holmgren says the thought of firing Lavi hasn't even crossed his mind. Which of course means he's thinking about it constantly. (The 700 Level)
*For what it's worth, some of the players remain optimistic. That's probably good, right? (Flyers)
*We'll just called Rusty "Captain Obvious" from here on out. (CSN Philly)
*There's this guy I know who claims he can teach anyone multivariable calculus in two hours. Eric T. is the advanced stats version of that guy; these articles are great. (BSH)
*Here's a really handy rundown of the likely amnesty candidates in the Eastern Conference. (The Hockey Writers)
*Bryz seems kinda burnt out. He's not one of the positive guys. (CSN Philly)
*TSN debuted a new fun tool today, their TSN Game Tracker. I'd explain it but it's more fun if you just go play around with it. (TSN)
*This is really cool AND you can buy it! TAKE MY MONEY. (Icethetics)
*And finally, check out this rendering of the new (potential) NHL arena in Seattle. That top balcony thing is insane in the best possible way. (SB Nation)