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Nothing to do with anything, but that's cool. Nicely done, Ba-chihuahua (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Nothing to do with anything, but that's cool. Nicely done, Ba-chihuahua (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news...

  • Lots of news yesterday in case you missed it: The Flyers signed Medicine Hat defenseman Matthew Konan: [BSH]
  • Danny Briere and Nicklas Grossmann are both out with injuries: [BSH]
  • Wayne Simmonds was named the NHL's First Star of the Week: [The Checking Line] [CSNPhilly]
  • Simmonds got some well deserved love for his play, as well: [SB Nation Philly] [NHL.com] [The Hockey Guys] [delcotimes]
  • And Ilya Bryzgalov was named the NHL's First Star of the Month: [the700level] [The Checking Line]
  • NHL.com put out their yearly award posts and Matt Read gets a nomination for the Calder: [NHL.com] while Paul Holmgren gets a nomination for GM of the Year: [NHL.com]
  • Niko Hovinen stopped 24 of 26 shots as his team won Game 7 over Johan Backlund's team, 3-2. Backlund made 29 saves on 32 shots: [euroflyers]
  • Backlund finished the playoffs with a 0.932 save percentage and 2.54 goals against average in nine games: [euroflyers]
  • Prepare to be surprised: "The Worldwide Leader did a profile of Capitals winger Alexander Ovechkin that lasted 7.75 minutes. It was the first time this year SportsCenter had used one of its reporters on a hockey story, rather than just showing highlights and Barry Melrose." [Deadspin]
  • Excellent Google Map of where this year's NHL players were born: [Everyone Else Is Doing It]