Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...
*Anaheim Ducks tonight at 10PM. Get your coffee and apples ready, it's going to be a long night. Preview this afternoon!
*The Flyers will need Steve Mason to play like he did on Tuesday night if they want to have a shot at winning these West Coast games. [Flyers]
*Adam Hall has quietly been one of the Flyers' most valuable players this season. [Philly.com]
*The Flyers have a bit of a problem when it comes to Nicklas Grossmann. [BSH]
*Chris VandeVelde was placed on waivers yesterday, meaning Zac Rinaldo is back. [Flyers]
*Shayne Gostisbehere continues to impress. [SB Nation College Hockey]
*Andrej Meszaros is both excited and concerned about playing in Sochi. [Philly.com]
*Participating in the Olympics opens up the NHL to a whole slew of potential losses. [Inquirer]
*A look at why a talented-on-paper team like the L.A. Kings struggles to score. [SBN]
*The toughest players in hockey aren't the facepunchers. Not by a long shot. [Backhand Shelf]
*Brad Marsh on the changes that have been made in the league since his playing days that he actually likes. [Hockeybuzz]
*Oh hey, another outdoor game was played last night. How thrilling. [SBN]
*And finally, Wayne Gretzky told Conan O'Brien that Bob Clarke had the most influence on his playing style. [Team Coco]