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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Devils, Part One.

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

Bruce Bennett

*The first game of the Flyers' home-and-home series with the Devils is tonight. Preview the game now and check back this afternoon for the BSH take on the matchup. No Brodeur. That can't hurt.

*Lines will look a bit different tonight with Briere moving to a line with Cooter and Gagne. (CSN Philly)

*Homer made a seemingly innocuous move something bigger in the works? (BSH)

*Meltzer muses on what's good and bad with this team halfway through the season. (Hockeybuzz)

*Ilya Bryzgalov is not the kind of guy who bites his tongue. (

*The league realignment will bring about a new playoff format. It's easy to forget just how many times the playoff format has changed. (

*Advanced stats are changing the way people look at hockey. (Backhand Shelf)

*Man, a sub-par season really brings the negativity out in the beat writers in this town. (

*Sports Illustrated combines hyperbole and ice hockey on their latest cover. (Puck Daddy)

*Surprisingly, there are no Flyers on the NHL's short list of Norris Trophy frontrunners. (

*The Senators' Kaspars Daugavins get major points for creativity on the shootout. (NHL VideoCenter)