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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 22:  Pucks are seen before the Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues warm up for their game on October 22, 2011 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 22: Pucks are seen before the Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues warm up for their game on October 22, 2011 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

  • Five years ago Saturday, the Flyers were turned upside down. Reflecting on it: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Matt Read is used to defying the odds: [delcotimes.com]
  • Speaking of Read, he cross-checked Matt D'Agostini into the bench Saturday. It's pretty badass: [Puck Daddy]
  • Scott Hartnell needs patience: [The Checking Line]
  • The Flyers are trying to end their current slump but face a "tough week ahead" against Toronto, Buffalo, and Montreal: [CSNPhilly]
  • And they need to find out how to win at home: [Inquirer]
  • The Phantoms went to Portland on Friday and beat the Pirates 3-0 behind Michael Leighton and Garrett Roe: [Phantoms Forum]
  • Saturday, the Phantoms lost to Albany 5-2: [PostStar.com] [Postgame]
  • Jakub Kovar stopped 23 of 24 shots in a 5-2 win on Saturday: [euroflyers]
  • Niko Hovinen had a 36-save shutout on Friday and followed it up by stopping 40 of 42 on Saturday: [euroflyers] Highlights from Saturday's game: [NelonenPro]
  • Ilya Bryzgalov is trying to find himself in Philly: [Inquirer]
  • Catching up with Bobby Clarke: [CSNPhilly]
  • Catching up with the prospects shows Brendan Ranford off to a fast start: [The Hockey Guys]
  • Tomas Vokoun is off to his best start since 2005-06: [The Washington Post]
  • David Booth was traded to the Canucks: [SBNation.com] [The Copper & Blue] [Puck Daddy]
  • Looking at AHL Translations for players under age 23: [Hockey Prospectus]