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David Booth killed a very, very large animal, we recap missing hockey's opening night, we mock early 90s fashion and lament the NHL's gag order costing Rich Hammond his job.

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

  • Sam Carchidi played a Strat-O-Matic version - yes, Strat-O-Matic - of last night's Flyers/Bruins game: [Inquirer]
  • Analyzing the goals given up by Ilya Bryzgalov against Traktor: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Recapping the third day of Phantoms practice, where it looks like Scott Munroe will be the starting goalie: [Phantoms Forum]
  • Tim McManus on the player he most wants to see on the Phantoms - Matt Ford: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Previews of last night's canceled games: [Backhand Shelf]
  • What we lost by missing Opening Night: [Puck Daddy]
  • So how did yesterday's talks go? Guess: [SBNation.com]
  • Other hockey to watch while the lockout drags on: [SI.com]
  • What is NBCSN doing during the lockout? [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy]
  • Donald Fehr is reserving the right to fight the salary cap as a nuclear option: [Puck Daddy]
  • Penn State's transition to D-I hockey ends tonight: [Thank You Terry]
  • Interview with Kings GM Dean Lombardi: [NHL.com]
  • So a Justin Bieber fan wrote on the makeshift Rick Rypien memorial in Vancouver, was met with harsh words on twitter: [Deadspin]
  • Due to the NHL enforcing their gag rule on Kings' reporter Rich Hammond, he left his job: [Jewels From The Crown] [Puck Daddy] [Deadspin]
  • Hockey Players with Pets is a self-explanatory website: [Backhand Shelf]
  • Eric with a great post on goaltending salaries and value: [NHLNumbers]
  • As Roberto Luongo put it, David Booth is now making up animals to kill: [Backhand Shelf]
  • Lastly, analyzing - mostly mocking - the style of Martin Straka and Jaromir Jagr from a 90s photoshoot: [Backhand Shelf]