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

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*The Tampa Bay Lightning are in town tonight. They are not a Bad Team so this should be interesting. Preview this afternoon; puck drops at 7.

*The Flyers will honor Peter Forsberg prior to tonight's game; get ready by reliving his five greatest games as a Flyer. [Flyers]

*The Flyers showed quite a bit of foresight when they drafted Forsberg back in 1991. [Flyers Alumni]

*After a bit of a dramatic slide, the Flyers are finally starting to turn the corner. [CSN Philly]

*The consensus seems to be that tonight's game is The Big Test with regard to the Flyers' improved play of late. First up, Meltzer. [Hockeybuzz]

*Sammy also wants you to know about this game being testy and whatnot. [Inquirer]

*Steve Mason, Jakub Voracek, and Scott Laughton spoke about the importance of tonight's matchup. [Flyers]

*Could an undisclosed foot injury be the root cause of Matt Read 's slow start? [BSH]

*Vincent Lecavalier is STILL a healthy scratch. Seriously dude, ask for a damn trade. We all win. [Courier-Post]

*The Flyers are up three spots in the latest power rankings. Woo small victories! [BSH]

*Ilya Bryzgalov is back in the NHL! Welcome back, comrade! [Norfolk Admirals]

*The Flyers added to their scouting staff yesterday. [BSH]

*On why the NHL has lost control of its mumps outbreak. [Deadspin]

*Remember how the Phantoms beat the Baby Pens Saturday night? Nick Cousins got it done in style. [BSH]

*The Oilers relieved Dallas Eakins of his duties yesterday, replacing him with general manager Craig MacTavish for the time being. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Looks like Edmonton is beginning rebuild 2.0. [The Globe and Mail]


*And finally, confused by the seemingly random moves of your favorite NHL team? NHL franchise thought processes revealed. [FiveMole]