Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...
*Looking back on Claude Giroux's most excellent year. [BSH]
*Ian Laperriere on his first year behind the Flyers' bench. [Flyers]
*Meltzer on the difficulty the Flyers face trying to shore up the defense and an update on prospect Tyrell Goulbourne. [Hockeybuzz]
*Bit of sad news: Flyers chairman Ed Snider is battling cancer. [Inquirer]
*If you want draft tickets TODAY IS THE DAY. [BSH]
*Craig Berube isn't mincing words when it comes to the state of his team. [Daily News]
*It would appear that Eric Wellwood's playing days are over. Which is a bummer.
*If you missed Tuesday night's Blackhawks-Kings game you missed what might have been the best period of hockey ever. [SB Nation]
*On the NHL's culture of late hits and why it is a pretty big problem. [The Globe & Mail]
*In light of their elimination last night, the twenty levels of Montreal playoff controversy. [Grantland]
*This article seems to suggest that losing Alex Ovechkin to the KHL would make the Capitals a better team. Not sure the math checks out there. [The Hockey News]
*Paul Stewart on how officials should manage late-game idiocy. [Hockeybuzz]
*And finally, the NHL Scouting Combine is taking place this week ahead of the draft; this kind of thing will likely impress. [TSN]