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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...
*Wings tonight! Puck drops in South Philly at 7PM. Preview to follow.
*Tonight's game kicks off a week of terror for the Flyers. It's either going to be horrible or really surprisingly awesome. [BSH]
*Holmgren says Zac Rinaldo is close to returning. [Daily News]
*Al Morganti says it is do or die time for Paul Holmgren. [Philly.com]
*For some reason, Craig Berube likes seeing Steve Downie in the pressbox. This makes no sense. Kurt tells us why. [BSH]
*The Flyers have been here before and Claude Giroux thinks the team is capable of pulling out of this hole again. [Flyers]
*Meltzer on Hartnell, Mason, and the Flyers Wives Carnival. [Hockeybuzz]
*There is no shortage of things to complain about when it comes to the current Flyers roster but it might be time to just accept them. [BSH]
*Marco Sturm announced his retirement yesterday. The veteran forward is the highest scoring German player in NHL history. [ProHockeyTalk]
*The Buffalo Sabres are trying to get Ryan Miller moved before the Olympic break. [SB Nation]
*Jason Bourne breaks down the Devils "system" by examining one of the goals against them in the Stadium Series game. [Backhand Shelf]
*A huge multi-surface ice rink will be opening in the Bronx thanks to Mark Messier and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. [NHL.com]
*Jimmy Fallon + hockey = fun. [Puck Daddy]