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Friday Morning Fly By: I Think Jaromir Knows Who Claude Is Now

Too cute. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Too cute. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes...

  • Some good anecdotes about Claude Giroux in the following stories, as Paul Holmren explains how Jaromir Jagr didn't know who he was: [CSNPhilly] [Toronto Sun]
  • Kimmo Timonen is awesome. Go remind yourself of that: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Travis says last night's player draft is the best part of All-Star Weekend: []
  • Pavel Datsyuk was the first pick last night, while Logan Couture was left sitting by himself: []
  • Scott Hartnell and Joffrey Lupul shared a toilet last night. The word "swords" is used by one of them. Not awkward at all: [Puck Daddy]
  • Going into the second half, the Flyers will need better play at home and continued contributions from their rookies: [SB Nation Philly]
  • What should fans expect to happen at the deadline? [Flyers Faithful]
  • Marc-Andre Bourdon has been coughing up the puck lately. That has to stop: [The Checking Line]
  • Ten highs and ten lows from the month of January: [Bill Meltzer]
  • Video segment on the Flyers at the break: [Frequent Flyers]
  • Some excerpted quotes from Claude Giroux's interview with Mens Health: [the700level]
  • The Phantoms got a Harry Zolnierczyk back temporarily, which offered Tim a chance to speak with him: [PostStar]
  • So the NHLPA is going to be releasing videos filmed by players, including Scott Hartnell, Joffrey Lupul, and Martin Biron: [Puck Daddy]
  • Jeff Carter is supposedly on the trade block, but if that's true, shouldn't the Blue Jackets' management go too? [Puck Daddy]
  • Arguing they should not necessarily be forced out: [The Cannon]
  • R.J. Umberger is having a down year. Could he be replaced by... Derek Dorsett?? [The Cannon]
  • Another interview about goalie mask designs featuring the two best things associated with the Islanders - Al Montoya and the Fisherman: [Backhand Shelf]
  • The Kings lead the group of teams who should breakout in the second half: [Hockey Prospectus]
  • Fenwick rankings at the All-Star break: [Arctic Ice Hockey]