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

  • Recaps: [BSH] [] [Inquirer] [CSNPhilly] [Philly Sports Daily] [Flyers Faithful] [The Checking Line]
  • The refs had a pretty rough night, as Anthony SanFilippo outlines: [In the Room]
  • The Phantoms beat the Marlies in a shootout on Saturday: [PostStar]
  • Garrett Klotz isn't just a goon. He's mostly just a goon, but having a full face shield kind of makes you change your game a little: [PostStar]
  • A great story on how winning makes reporters jobs easier. I know most people don't care - Tim even says as much - but it's more a fascinating look into Tim's job than anything else: [PostStar]
  • Former Flyer Mark Howe is entering the Hall of Fame: [Philadelphia Flyers] where he'll join his father: [] []
  • Niko Hovinen had a 22 save shutout in a 4-0 win over the Czech Republic in the Karjala Tournament: [euroflyers]
  • Kris Versteeg is off to a great start in Florida: [CSNPhilly]
  • Trapping will be discussed at the NHL GM meetings: [CSNPhilly]
  • There are other defensive systems in the NHL than the 1-3-1: [Down Goes Brown]
  • Hey, remember Wayne Gretzky Hockey '98 for N64? Yeah, relive it: [Backhand Shelf]
  • What will NHL on TV look like in the future? [Puck Daddy]
  • Milan Lucic trucked Ryan Miller on Saturday [Puck Daddy] and Miller is now out indefinitely with a concussion: [Puck Daddy]
  • The New York Post reported that the NHLPA claims to have found evidence of NHL teams under-reporting revenue: [On the Forecheck]
  • Danny Syvret: Offensive Dynamo scored his first goal of the year on Friday while adding three assists. Here's his goal (and some of his assists): [YouTube]
  • Lastly (via Ben), LTV has announced the 20 songs that will compete in Eirodziesma 2012, the Latvian selection process for Eurovision. While most people would try to make this exciting (or at least positive, head of the LTV Artistic Board Aivars Hermanis absolutely craps on the whole field: "Despite that it was impossible to notice any original innovations in the melodies and sounds. It feels like everything has been heard before." Yikes. Thinking it's not going to be Riga 2013. [ESCToday]