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

Jonathan Daniel

*This team is so frustrating. Recap.

*And we get to do it all over again tonight! This time at home, against the Habs. Preview.

*Our own Nick Grossmann is 4th in the NHL is blocked shots. Hooray! [CSN Philly]

*Checking in on the Flyers' prospects in juniors, specifically Nick Cousins and Brandon Alderson. [Flyers Faithful]

*Scott Hartnell is getting very, very close to 500 career points. After last night's game in Chicago he's only 3 points away. [CSN Philly]

*ASF on the line Zac Rinaldo needs to walk in order to be an effective player. [Flyers]

*Steve Mason is starting to see some tougher shots recently. How he handles this adversity is going to tell us a lot about what to expect from him going forward. [BSH]

*Former ref Kerry Fraser on the inconsistency on calling goaltender interference. [TSN]

*Elliotte Friedman's latest 30 Thoughts, plus bonus Thoughts on Thoughts, which I don't link to enough.

*The mystery behind the Florida Panthers plywood debacle the other night has been solved. [Puck Daddy]

*Alex Ovechkin has 48 goals in the last 50 games. That's a lot of goals. [SB Nation]

*An inside look at the NHL's Player Safety Department. [The Boston Globe]

*Five surefire awesome gifts to hockey fans that turned out to be really disappointing in the end. [Grantland]

*Finally, the 10 worst Winter Classic collectibles, including a few Flyers-related things that are hilariously terrible. [PD]