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Monday Morning Fly By: No Flyers loss to speak of; breaks are great!

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

Jeff Zelevansky

*Some good news after this weekend off, Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier have started skating. (CSN Philly)

*From around the league: Danny Briere suffered a concussion, Seth Jones scored his first game-winning goal, and Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith scored his first goal with a fraction of a second left on the clock.

*So if you're keeping track, Mike Smith has more goals than Claude Giroux.

*Meltzer looks at when both Claude and Jakub Voracek will finally break out this season, as well as at some trade possibilities for the Flyers. (Hockeybuzz)

*Scott Laughton continues to play awesomely in the OHL. (Hockey's Future)

*The Flyers' slump has put Paul Holmgren on the hot seat. (

*The Flyers roster looks pretty good on paper, right? (CSN Philly)

*The one bright spot (besides offensive powerhouse Tye McGinn) has been Steve Mason. (ProHockeyTalk)

*Defenseman Andrej Meszaros is collecting a giant paycheck while sitting in the press box. (

*BSHer Dangler9 examines that Penguins game via the magic of screen shots. (BSH)

*Goaltender Martin Biron has decided to hang up his skates. (Blueshirt Banter)

*Capgeek has launched a handy Shanaban Tracker. (Capgeek)

*And finally, some Monday morning prettiness: Vanity Fair's ten best-dressed NHL players. (VF)