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Friday Morning Fly By: Oliver Lauridsen Emerges as Challenger to Matt Read for This Year's Over-hyped Rookie

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UNIONDALE NY - FEBRUARY 11:  Maxime Talbot #25 of the Pittsburgh Penguins warms up before playing against the New York Islanders on February 11 2011 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE NY - FEBRUARY 11: Maxime Talbot #25 of the Pittsburgh Penguins warms up before playing against the New York Islanders on February 11 2011 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale New York. (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...

  • The Flyers signed Wayne Simmonds to a two-year, $1.75 million contract. Only $50k per year less than Eric T. predicted: [BSH] [Philly Sports Daily] [Flyer Files] [CSNPhilly] [Flyers Faithful] [NHL Hot Stove] [Frequent Flyers] [Inquirer]
  • Someone told Frank Seravalli that the Flyers are shopping Sergei Bobrovsky: [Daily News]
  • Today is the Trial on the Isle: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • After Travis wrote a fantastic piece on what Prospect Camp is like, Marcello followed up with a piece largely agreeing with him: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Maxime Talbot wrote on his blog again, here's the translated version: [PensBurgh]
  • Tim Panaccio asks: "[O]ther than [Matt] Read’s age, what is so vastly different between him making the jump out of college and James van Riemsdyk doing the same out of New Hampshire in 2009-10?" Answer: One was undrafted, the other was the #2 overall pick: [CSNPhilly]
  • Oliver Lauridsen is trying to make a second first impression with the Flyers: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • The Flyers are one of four teams pursuing former Islanders draft pick Blake Kessel: [NHL Hot Stove]
  • Mark Howe making the Hall of Fame made his dad, Gordie, proud: [delcotimes.com]
  • Responding to Pittsburgh fans' negative reactions to the recent moves: [Philly Reign]
  • A brief recap and preview of the Atlantic Divisions moves and what they mean going forward: [PensBurgh]
  • Philadelphia's former third round pick Jacob DeSerres has landed an invite to camp from Phoenix, but didn't impress his first day: [Five For Howling]
  • Reebok is planning on replacing their logo with their script on the backs of NHL jerseys: [icethetics]
  • A fascinating video where a linesman magically appears out of no where. Seriously, I have no idea where he came from: [Deadspin]
  • Good news: Lots of Vancouver rioters are turning themselves in to police: [Puck Daddy]
  • Looking at whether QualComp is an effective tool: [Arctic Ice Hockey]