We have no pictures of Petr Svoboda. So here's Brandon Manning that time he wore #23. - Alan Maglaque-US PRESSWIRE
Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...
*Flyers-Capitals rookie game is today at 3 p.m.! Stream will be available on the Flyers' website and on MonumentalNetwork.com.
*So Hal Gill is invited to tryout at training camp. A bold choice, Homer. And by "bold" I mean weird. (BSH)
*The new and improved Flyers are brimming with optimism heading into preseason. (Philly.com)
*Prospect Petr Straka is excited to be with the Flyers. (Flyers)
*Marcel Noebels hopes to impress enough to write a ticket out of Adirondack this season. (CSN Philly)
*Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell provide an excellent example for youth hockey team. (Flyers)
*Samuel Morin has put on some weight and is looking to make an impact. (CSN Philly)
*Preseason starts soon (SIX DAYS) and NHL Network will air 22 games this year. (SB Nation)
*We saw Team Canada's red jersey on Friday, but there are rumors of a black third jersey that may be used during the Sochi Games. (Icethetics)
*On the value of a goaltender that has won a Stanley Cup. (Backhand Shelf)
*Will training camp holdouts become the norm for young NHL stars? (Puck Daddy)
*Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman says Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be Hawks for the entirety of their careers. (SB Nation)
*Tyler Dellow looks at the performances of Dion Phaneuf and Mikhail Grabovski in two parts; part one here, part two here. HockeyAnalysis.com offers a rebuttal.
*A great read about the NHL's "line of duty". (Globe and Mail)