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Thursday Morning Fly By: For the love of Hextall, BEAT THE PENS!

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

Bruce Bennett

*Pittsburgh tonight, which is always a party. Looking forward to something a bit more exciting than Tuesday's effort! Preview the game here and check back this afternoon for BSH's take on the matchup.

*No chance we'll see Wellwood tonight because they sent him back down again. WHY?! (BSH)

*Chris Pronger. It's very sad to see just how deeply his injury is still affecting him. (BSH)

*After Marc Staal's terrible injury Tuesday, the visor debate is once again front and center. (NY Times)

*Thankfully, the latest news is that Staal will make a full recovery. Great news. (Blueshirt Banter)

*The Flyers are the most penalized team in the league. It certainly has seemed that way. (

*Luke Schenn is the latest Flyers' defenseman to go through the Kimmo Timonen school of effective defense. (Flyers)

*If you're smart like Eric T. you get to go to cool stuff like this. (BSH)

*Will the NHLPA block realignment again? (SB Nation)

*There are five penalties in the NHL rulebook with no signal. The ones that never get called. (Puck Daddy)

*Hockey words, with your friend John Buccigross. I'll never get used to seeing him with no glasses. (Backhand Shelf)

*It's a sad day for fans of infinitely singable Canadian folk tunes. (TSN)