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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Eagerly Awaiting That Game on the Caps' New DVD Boxset

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

  • Recaps of last night's win: [BSH] [CSNPhilly] [Philly Sports Daily] [Flyers Faithful] [Japers' Rink] [Inquirer] [] [The700level] [Flyer Files]
  • The Flyers extended Paul Holmgren for another three years. Anthony SanFilippo broke the story early this morning: [] [BSH] [Philly Sports Daily] [CSNPhilly] [Flyer Files] [Flyers Faithful] [Inquirer]
  • My lukewarm reaction to the extension: [SB Nation Philly]
  • The transcript of Paul Holmgren's press conference with the media: [BSH]
  • Braydon Coburn is given some love for his role in shutting down Alex Ovechkin: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Video of Andrei Popov scoring a pretty solo goal on Saturday: [euroflyers]
  • Eric Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom were named the captains for the All-Star Game: [] [Philly Sports Daily] What does this say about the voting process? []
  • Apparently the NHL hates Danny Briere: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Blair Betts steps aside to allow Darroll Powe to take the faceoffs. Something about being in a groove: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Tim McManus picked up on the Joonas Lehtivuori story, offering his own take on the reaction in Glens Falls: []
  • Jakub Kovar recorded a 32 save shutout, his fourth of the year: [euroflyers] He's now tied for first in the league in shutouts: [euroflyers]
  • Looking at potential trades with the deadline approaching in a little over a month: [Flyers Faithful]
  • The League of Extraordinary Statisticians looks at whether offense or defense is more important in the NHL: [Behind The Net]
  • Week 15 Power Rankings: []
  • Former Flyer Ben Eager was traded to the Sharks for a 5th round pick: [TSNBobMcKenzie]
  • What will the Comcast/NBC merger mean for the NHL? Travis tries to answer that. []
  • Arguing against anybody who says stats are meaningless and Cup rings are the litmus test for the Hall of Fame by recommending that they play goal and judge their own performances: [Brodeur is a Fraud]
  • Only Tim Thomas has more Quality Starts this year than Brian Boucher. Bobrovsky? 10th most. [Hockey Prospectus]
  • Lastly, tips for dominating the NHL All-Star fantasy draft: "Early on, loudly ask if Evgeni Malkin has been taken, wait for everyone to scratch him off their lists, then choose somebody else instead and pick Malkin 10 rounds later. This has worked in every hockey draft ever held." [Down Goes Brown]