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PHILADELPHIA PA - DECEMBER 01: Braydon Coburn #5 of the Philadelphia Flyers waits for a face off against the Boston Bruins at the Wells Fargo Center on December 1 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA PA - DECEMBER 01: Braydon Coburn #5 of the Philadelphia Flyers waits for a face off against the Boston Bruins at the Wells Fargo Center on December 1 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

  • Because I was thinking about writing something nearly exactly the same thing (there's never any time!), a fantastic story on how Braydon Coburn deserves a lot more attention for his great year: [delcotimes.com]
  • Yet another great story on Andreas Nodl: [Daily News]
  • Dan Carcillo is fighting for - and so far winning - his spot in the lineup: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • The Flyers will have to be aware of the Hurricanes and their desperation: [CSNPhilly] [Philly Sports Daily] [Inquirer] [Frequent Flyers]
  • Anthony SanFilippo on this being the only month television cares about hockey. A good rant: [delcotimes.com]
  • Looking back on Brian Boucher and his rookie year: [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • Andrei Popov had a goal and an assist against France yesterday: [euroflyers]
  • Andreas Hadelov signed a 1 year extension, which isn't good news for his backup, Joacim Eriksson: [euroflyers]
  • Tim's story on the Phantoms firing their VP of business operations: [PostStar.com]
  • Quotes from the Phantoms owner on the decision: [PostStar.com]
  • NHL Power Rankings for the week: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Is BtN a curse, or do they just know what they're talking about? [Behind The Net]
  • Tons of news around the League yesterday. Matt Cooke was suspended for four games: [SBNation.com]
  • While not unbiased, arguing that the 4 game suspension wasn't enough: [The Cannon]
  • Jeremy Roenick called Cooke "chicken shit", deserving of a 20 game suspension: [Puck Daddy]
  • And a good 2-minute video of Matt Cooke cheap shots: [Deadspin]
  • Alex Tanguay is out indefinitely with a "neck strain.": [Matchsticks and Gasoline]
  • Anton Volchenkov was suspended three games: [SBNation.com]
  • The Islanders lost another goalie: [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • But they acquired Al Montoya (Michigan!) for a sixth round pick: [New York Islanders]
  • Evgeni Malkin will undergo knee surgery and miss 6 months: [SBNation.com]
  • Joffrey Lupul was traded to Toronto for Francois Beauchemin: [SBNation.com]
  • The Panthers traded Michael Frolik and Alexander Salak to the Blackhawks for Jack Skille and others. Frolik is a guy I've always liked: [Litter Box Cats]
  • Why he was traded in one chart. Hmm, wonder what this would look like for Andreas Nodl: [Behind the Net]
  • Chris Drury will miss 6 weeks: [Blueshirt Banter]
  • An open letter to Mike Milbury to go away: [SBNation.com]
  • Did you know the NHL had a salary cap in the 1930s? [SBNation.com]
  • Using zone starts to show how well players are at controlling the play. Two members of the Flyers fourth line appear, one positive, one negative: [Behind The Net]
  • Lastly, Gabe asks who he should piss off next. In the comments, he cites one of my suggestions: [Behind The Net]