Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY
Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...
*Another excellent game last night in LA. These conference finals have been really entertaining thus far.
*Kimmo Timonen speaks to ASF about his future in the NHL. (Flyers)
*Looks like Sergei Gonchar is heading to the KHL. (Puck Daddy)
*The HNIC pre-game montage makers at CBC are genius.
*Steve Ott argues that players will become looser with their stick play (twss) now that visors are mandatory. (Buffalo Hockeybeat)
*Friedman's 30 Thoughts, including a warning about the Flyers to those with RFA defensemen. (CBC)
*Meltzer also weighs in on the Flyers and RFAs. (Hockeybuzz)
*Some speculation about the Flyers' off-season game plan. (TSN)
*Four recurring problems for Peter Laviolette's Flyers team. (The 700 Level)
*Jaromir Jagr: plays 4.5 periods of playoff hockey, then skates the ice with a weighted vest on. Superhuman. (Boston Herald)
*The Oilers are looking to part ways with Ales Hemsky and Shawn Horcoff. (SB Nation)
*A visual history of the Pens-Bruins rivalry. (Grantland)
*The AHL Calder Cup Final begins this weekend; you can watch the action online for free. (TheAHL.com)
*An interesting look at how hard it is for NHLers to maintain weight during the season. "Ridiculous article," says Dustin Byfuglien. (Senators Extra)
*Who is winning the playoff beard race? Jagr. The answer is Jagr. (Puck Daddy)
*The full text of new CBA in its entirety is now available! Click here if you like reading lots of legalese and/or 540-page documents.