Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes...
- A brief look at the economic impact of the lockout felt throughout the city: [Inquirer]
- Introducing the new Tim! Diana Nearhos will start as the new beat writer sometime around October 1st: [PostStar]
- Martin Brodeur negotiated a two-year deal because of the thread there is no hockey this year. Or so he says. Also, he might go to Europe if the lockout continues: [SI Tracking Blog]
- Early look at the top 30 prospects for the 2013 draft: [Hockey Prospectus]
- It is illegal for sixteen year olds to fight in Canada, unless they play hockey. An interesting look at Tyler Bertuzzi, Canadian law, and the CHL: [mc79hockey.com]
- Previewing the Atlantic Division: [Hockey Prospectus]
- Lightning head coach Guy Boucher gave the ceremonial first pitch at a Rays game, but he took a wrist shot off the mound instead of throwing it: [Puck Daddy]