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

  • Looking back at the Flyers - Canadiens series based on scoring chances.  Could the Giroux line be matched against Hossa and Sharp? [The Copper & Blue]
  • Again, is Michael Leighton earning himself a contract? [Daily News]
  • Brian Boucher is looking to return to the bench for the Finals. [DelcoTimes] [CSNPhilly]
  • A great look at Claude Giroux and how he got to where he is. [Daily News]
  • Mike Richards and Chris Pronger are beginning to work really well together. [CSNPhilly] [DelcoTimes]
  • An interview with Peter Luukko where he admits to wanting a beard like ZZ Top. [Daily News]
  • Sadly, Sami Kapanen retired from hockey to become a GM. [EuroFlyers] [The700level]
  • The Flyers are relying heavily on their top four defensemen. [Daily News]
  • On this date 35 years ago, the Flyers won their second straight Stanley Cup. [The700level]
  • Some Mario Kempe news: He will play in the IIHF Roller Hockey World Championships for Sweden. [euroflyers]
  • Kempe is also about to sign with the Flyers: [EuroFlyers]
  • Unless he's only still talking: [EuroFlyers]
  • Sebastien Caron is back in Switzerland: [euroflyers]
  • And Robert Esche signs in the KHL: [euroflyers]
  • Why are the Flyers huge underdogs against Chicago?  They shouldn't be. [Puck Daddy]
  • Ian Laperriere is just a different breed. [The700Level]
  • In looking at ways to improve their team, Blue Jackets fans seems to want Scott Hartnell. [The Cannon]
  • Simon Gagne wants his teammates to know this opportunity is special. [CSNPhilly]
  • The Flyers Cup run is proving to be great for eBay scammers. [The700Level]
  • Who has the better goaltending in the Finals? [Puck Daddy]
  • Yesterday we linked to goalies drafted from 2003-05.  This is looking at 2000-02.  The Flyers come out on top in goaltenders exceeding expectations.  Can you name that goalie? [The Copper & Blue]
  • Looking at odds for the Conn Smythe trophy. [Puck Daddy]
  • Steve Yzerman is the newest hope for Tampa Bay: [From the Rink]
  • After asking who will win, the question is now how likely is Philadelphia to win the Stanley Cup? [Behind The Net]
  • Lastly, a History Will be Made video of both Chicago and Philadelphia: [YouTube]