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Thursday Morning Fly By: It's those pesky cats again...

The Panthers (again), more Broad Street movie talk, and Wayne Simmonds is back on the ice! This Morning Fly By is full of the good stuff.

Stuart Franklin

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

*The Flyers continue their four game home stand with the Florida Panthers tonight at 7PM. Check back later for the BSH preview & with the fine people over at Litter Box Cats for the opposing perspective. In the meantime, preview the game at It should be a good one.

* Kimmo Timonen is near a contract extension. (BSH) (DN) (CSN)

* Claude is not happy with his game. (Daily News)

* Rounding up last night's NHL action. Jagr, Jagr, Jagr. (SB Nation)

* In case you hadn't noticed, James van Riemsdyk is trolling the Flyers. Hard. (The 700 Level)

* Rob Zombie made an appearance on DNL to talk about his movie in detail. Fun time killer: cast the movie. Chris Pratt could totally play '70s Bill Barber. (Daily News Live)

* Wayne Simmonds is practicing! This is excellent news. (CSN Philly)

* Crosby took a puck to the face and all 400 or so Islanders fans in attendance cheered. If this happened in Philly something tells me it'd be a huge deal... (SB Nation)

* Bruno Gervais is making the most of his increasing ice time. (

* Bill Meltzer does an excellent job explaining why armchair GMing is way easier than the real thing, especially when you're shopping for a defenseman. (Hockeybuzz)

* This goal is awesome. And these are high school kids! Someone get Ginger Jesus to watch the tape; he could totally pull that off. (Puck Daddy)

* Drama in Adirondack. Terry Murray was silent after his team's loss last night to Binghamton. (Post-Star)

* Trenton lost, too. (Flyers Faithful)

* The Leafs' special teams. Preeeeeetty bad. (NHL Numbers)

* Finally, Baby Nail Yakupov with Jaromir Jagr. Aw. (Backhand Shelf)