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

  • Prospect Camp starts tomorrow. Be sure to follow Broad Street Hockey on Twitter as Travis will be updating from SkateZone all morning.
  • Schenn and Couturier will obviously be the main attractions: [CSNPhilly]
  • Seriously, these Stamkos rumors need to go away. Get on that, Yzerman: [Puck Daddy]
  • So Pens fans really don't like that Jagr spurned them. Providing value on that contract already: [PensBurgh]
  • A look at all the players who were on both the Kings and Flyers: [Jewels From The Crown]
  • The Flyers and Sharks both decided that having teams that consistently win games isn't good enough. So they blew it up: [The Hockey Blog]
  • Are the Flyers a better team? Define "better team": [NHL Hot Stove] [CSNPhilly]
  • Jack McCaffery is a crazy man. This column is so infuriatingly bad, it's worth linking to here. A sampling: "the Flyers had waited too long for either of them to deliver a title based loosely on a weird memory of a long-ago Calder Cup and a cockeyed fable that Richards was the next Bobby Clarke. For as many splendid plays as they provided, they had become a nothing more than overpaid, miserable, injury-prone ego balloons.": []
  • The AHL did their yearly realignment, leaving the Phantoms in a division full of Atlantic Division affiliates: [] [] [Flyers Faithful] []
  • A look at the Atlantic Division that says the Rangers are the team to beat. I'm going to have to say "Wade Redden, Chris Drury, Scott Gomez." [Broad Street Buzz]
  • Report cards for all the NHL teams' free agent exploits: [Puck Daddy]
  • Let's all laugh at Dale Tallon. Then at the Panthers writer who tried his hardest to defend him in the comments before departing: [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • A really good look at the criticism and defenses for Brian Burke's traveling to Afghanistan on July 1: [Puck Daddy]
  • Keith Yandle signed a five-year, $26.25 million contract with Phoenix: [Puck Daddy]
  • Tomas Kaberle actually got a three-year, $12.75 million contract from Carolina: []
  • A look at the goalies who signed contracts last week, by The Goalie Guild: []
  • The Capitals could have the best goaltending in the NHL. Now go argue Bobrovsky v. Neuvirth v. Bernier, but don't forget to include the #3 goalie on the depth chart: []
  • Sadly the Dallas Stars will not be playing at Reliant Stadium: []
  • A really good look at why GMs don't tender RFAs contracts, including an analysis of the Flyers' offer to Ryan Kesler: []
  • A great analysis on the Brad Richards signing, and why Rangers fans should be worried: [Blueshirt Banter]
  • While making a case for trading Pekka Rinne, it was said that every goalie in the past decade who had a 0.930 Sv% or higher performed significantly worse the following season: [On the Forecheck]
  • It's really amazing to read these behind the scenes tales of negotiations. Here's the Brad Richards story: [Down Goes Brown]