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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...
*This weekend is really, really important as far as the
Flyers' playoff hopes go. Also, it's always fun to beat the Penguins. [ Inquirer]
*If you're heading to the game tomorrow good news, you can now pay the insanely high WFC parking fees with a credit card! [
Claude Giroux spoke about the tough schedule ahead after yesterday's practice. [ Flyers]
*An in-depth look at Steve Mason's seasonal SV%. [
*Five underrated free agents the Flyers should consider this summer. [
Andrew MacDonald is feeling more comfortable with his new team. [ Flyers]
*A Daily News reader offers up an interesting alternative to the shootout. [
*One of the things so frustrating about the shootout is that it reduces an important game to little more than luck. [
*Three major changes the NHL might want to consider. [
*Eric T. on how scoring rates change with age. [
*Former Flyer and all-around awesome guy Sami Kapanen hung up his skates yesterday. [
*Sean McIndoe evaluates the teams on the NHL playoff bubble. [
*A look at which NHL teams are the best and worst closers. The
Bruins must have an "Always Be Closing" poster in their locker room. [ Puck Daddy]
Tampa Bay Lightning are trying some um...creative practice strategies to try and turn things around. [ Tampa Bay Times]
Ryan Callahan really didn't want to leave New York. [ CBS New York]
*A dad covers his little girls eyes during a
Blackhawks- Avalanche brawl; little girl's like "no really I'd like to watch." It's adorable. [ CSN Chicago]
*And finally, this weekend, you have one job to do.
Get out the vote for BUTTGOAL.