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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Busy Day Yesterday

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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

  • The Flyers signed Claude Giroux to a three-year $11.25 million extension: [BSH] [Philly Sports Daily] [Frequent Flyers] [CSNPhilly] [The700Level] [Puck Daddy] [Daily News] [delcotimes.com]
  • The Flyers also fired Phantoms Head Coach Greg Gilbert: [BSH] [Frequent Flyers] [PostStar.com] [Daily News] [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Tim McManus is all over the Gilbert firing, including an interview with Paul Holmgren [PostStar.com], stats showing this is a franchise-worst slide for both the Phantoms and Adirondack [PostStar.com], and saying how the firing means there can be no more excuses [PostStar.com]
  • Eric Wellwood was sent back to Adirondack, and we all feel sorry for him: [BSH] [PostStar.com] [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Peter Laviolette hopes James van Riemsdyk feels a little "burn" from being scratched: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Andreas Nodl gets some love, with quotes from Laviolette and a story from Frank Seravalli: [Daily News]
  • Unfortunately, the fantastic NA weekly prospect report got buried yesterday. But Brendan Ranford and Nic Riopel shine (at least in comparison) once again: [Flyers Faithful]
  • A rundown on the Flyers prospects from the premiere prospect web site: [Hockey's Future]
  • The transcript of Peter Laviolette's conference call: [Flyer Files]
  • Frank Seravalli argues that Fred Shero should be in the Hall of Fame, and it's a really good read: [Daily News]
  • A great look at what would have happened if the Lightning traded for Tomas Vokoun when Jay Feaster (former GM) says he was offered him: [Houses of the Hockey]
  • Happy 40th birthday Bill Guerin!
  • Lastly, a quick, unusual look at how spending money on goaltenders isn't paying off through the first month: [The Copper & Blue]