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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...
*Finally, our long (re: two days) Dan Cleary-related nightmare is over; he's a Redwing. Why he didn't just take their first offer ages ago we'll never know.
*And even though we avoided overpaying Cleary for three years, we still don't get Simon Gagne. Which seems cruel. Reports are Gagne may end up with Danny Briere in Montreal. Bonne chance, Simon.
*Claude Giroux's hand is healing nicely, however he'll still have a limited role during camp. Check out highlights from day one of camp here.
*Apparently Vincent Lecavalier had an impressive first day at camp. (NHL.com)
*Previewing what Ray Emery will bring to the Flyers in net this season. (BSH)
*ASF on the ways in which Sean Couturier hopes to bounce back from last year's sophomore slump and on the new #12 with whom we might just fall in love.
*With camp starting the Flyers are excited to move on from this long, long summer. (CSN Philly)
*The first Flyers-Lightning game this year promises to be a good one, for a number of reasons. (ProHockeyTalk)
*On the dumbness of a 3-on-3 overtime period. (Backhand Shelf)
*So turns out the league is not making the shootout spin-o-rama illegal. Which is great because they only good thing about the shootout is Steve Stamkos' showboating. (PHT)
*The 2014 NHL Trade Deadline will be on March 5. (CBS Sports)
*And finally, here are the Vegas odds for the 2014 NHL Awards. Mark Streit's odds to win the Norris are 22-1 which, frankly, seems generous. (Puck Daddy)