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I'm still mad at Elias for 2000. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
I'm still mad at Elias for 2000. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news...

  • Yay Kimmo's back!: [delcotimes.com]
  • It's nice that someone else is writing about Matt Carle and how he's having a pretty solid year. It's also nice we get another chance to see how much people hate Matt Carle: [CSNPhilly]
  • Danny Briere was pretty happy about that empty-net goal: [SB Nation Philly] [CSNPhilly]
  • The Phantoms went 1-7 on the power play and gave up two goals in the final seven minutes to lose 2-1: [PostStar]
  • Mike Richards thought he broke his own 20+ game goal drought, and even had it credited to him for a minute. Then it was taken away: [the700level]
  • I honestly don't even know what is trying to be said here, but the Flyers' don't need a Captain since they have one: [Backhand Shelf]
  • Bill Simmons wrote about hockey. No, no, no! It wasn't terrible! But it was about Jeff Carter and the Kings: [Grantland]
  • How's hybrid icing going at the NCAA level? [SBNation.com]
  • The NHL confirms there is a significant league-wide drop in penalties: [Edmonton Journal]
  • From Ben: From the country that brought us Epic Sax Guy (and that thing with the unicycle last year), I present Moldova's Eurovision 2012 entry. I like the part where he pretends he's riding a horse, but this better be Sweden's year. [YouTube]