Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes...
*The NHLPA approved the league's realignment plan. (SB Nation)
*Turns out EVERYONE loves the Pens-Flyers rivalry. It really is the best in the game. (NHL.com)
*If you call yourself a journalist, you can't just make stuff up. Even on Twitter. (Backhand Shelf)
*What will win you more games, taking lots of shots or landing lots of hits? The answer may surprise you (spoiler alert: no it won't). (NHL Numbers)
*NHL teams are starting to embrace the Nate Silver-ization of sports analysis. (CBC)
*And finally, a good old-fashioned hip check to take you into the weekend. (Puck Daddy)