Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...
*Anyone else wish they'd started playing these kids ages ago? Good win against the Isles. Recap!
*The 2012-2013 team awards were given out before the start of the game; winners here.
*The NHL marketing wizards bring out the big guns for the playoff commercials. This new one is weird. (Puck Daddy)
*Adirondack Phantoms goalie Cal Heeter has earned a spot on the US National Team that will play at the World Championship this May. He'll face Giroux, Simmer, Luke Schenn, and Read on Team Canada. (Flyers Faithful)
*Paul Holmgren doesn't think the injuries the Flyers have suffered this year are an excuse for the poor performance. (Philly.com)
*Simon Gagne hopes to reach 600 career points by the end of this season. It's certainly achievable, but he'll need to have a pretty incredible Saturday. (CSN Philly)
*So you want to trade up on draft day...(BSH)
*Sidney Crosby may be ready to go in time for the Penguins first round exit from this year's playoffs. (Backhand Shelf)
*We've all seen the QMJHL brawl at this point; Kerry Fraser explains how refs make sense out of all that mayhem. (TSN)
*Ticket scalpers are trolling the Leafs fanbase pretty hard. (Puck Daddy)
*The Senators' Erik Karlsson may or may not drink vampire's blood/eat babies/be a superhero. (SB Nation)
*Bryz-related hilarity from the folks over at Lighthouse Hockey. (LH)