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Monday Morning Fly By: The Day Has Finally Arrived

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

  • In case you missed it, today's game will start at 3 p.m., not 1 p.m.
  • Also in case you missed it, Ilya Bryzgalov announced that Sergei Bobrovsky will be your starter: [BSH] [SBNation.com] [SB Nation Philly] [In The Room] [Frequent Flyers] [CSNPhilly] [Philly Sports Daily] [Inquirer] [The Checking Line] [Puck Daddy]
  • Marc Staal practiced but won't play today: [SBNation.com]
  • Mike Rupp with a great non-apology on calling Jody Shelley "irrelevant" on HBO: [Puck Daddy]
  • The Phantoms beat Albany 2-1 in overtime Saturday: [PostStar.com] Postgame notes and quotes: [Phantoms Forum]
  • Danny Syvret Offensive Dynamo scored the game winner with 10.3 seconds left in overtime on Friday: [pjstar.com]
  • How does Scott Arniel still have a job? After saying his team doesn't have a problem at 4-on-4, a reporter pointed out that Columbus has been outscored 8-1 at four-on-four. Arniel handled it, well, terribly: [Puck Daddy]
  • Tomas Kopecky sucker-punched Michael Del Zotto after receiving a cross-check to the head from Del Zotto. Somehow, neither player was suspended: [Puck Daddy]
  • Adrian Dater makes some bold predictions about the upcoming year, including a work stoppage: [SI.com]
  • Looking back on 2011 in the NHL: [Down Goes Brown]
  • What makes a goalie "good enough" to win a Stanley Cup? [Brodeur is a Fraud]
  • Another reason plus/minus is stupid, using the Devils as an example: [Driving Play]
  • Are NHL fourth lines - energy lines - worth anything? [The Copper & Blue]