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September 12, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NHL player Daniel Briere (center) speaks with reporters during the 2012 NHLPA summer player meetings at the Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE
September 12, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NHL player Daniel Briere (center) speaks with reporters during the 2012 NHLPA summer player meetings at the Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

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

  • Anthony SanFilippo caddied for Danny Briere and asked him questions from fans. Here is the AUTOPLAY video: [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • The Flyers sent 26 players, including Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier, to the Phantoms on Saturday: [SB Nation Philly]
  • The young Flyers sent to the Phantoms are trying to look on the bright side: [PostStar]
  • Desjardins v. LeClair and Carcillo v. Jones in today's poll: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Ruslan Fedotenko is going to the KHL: [RIA Novosti] [Frequent Flyers] So is Evgeni Malkin: [Deadspin] And Pavel Datsyuk: [Winging It In Motown] And Ilya Kovalchuk: [PHT]
  • Not so fast on Datsyuk - Chesnokov says he has not officially signed: [Winging It In Motown]
  • Meanwhile, Tomas Plekanec and Jaromir Jagr are going to play in the Czech Extraliga: [Habs Eyes On The Prize]
  • Jakub Voracek is thinking about accepting an offer in the Czech Extraliga, but the insurance premium he would have to pay is making him hesitate: [Daily News]
  • How to explain the lockout to your non-hockey friends: [Puck Daddy]
  • Great breakdown of the winners and losers under the current CBA: [NHLNumbers]
  • A comic on the lockout that did not have to be: [Puck Daddy]
  • An excerpt from a book on Gary Bettman, which includes a dig at Philly fans, but most importantly answers the question: What was Bettman doing while Vancouver burned? [Deadspin]
  • Ellen Etchingham with a "batshit idea for a batshit time" regarding the Stanley Cup: [Backhand Shelf]
  • More positive reviews of NHL 13: [Backhand Shelf] [The Hockey Guys]
  • Friendly reminder: Game Center Live automatically renews, so you should probably cancel it: [Mile High Hockey]