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

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*Well they failed the damn test. Stupid Flyers. RECAP!

*Nice to see Foppa last night, wasn't it? [Courier-Post]

*Meltzer had some great stuff on Peter Forsberg ahead of last night's game. [Hockeybuzz]

*Craig Berube is pleased with Luke Schenn 's play since coming back from being benched. [Inquirer]

*Let's check in on the prospects, shall we? [Pattison Ave]

*The Corestates/First Union/Wachovia/Wells Fargo Center is almost twenty years old. Madness. [BSH]

*The not-24/7 "Road To The Winter Classic" series started last night. Did you watch? Can't figure out how to watch? The Blackhawks fans are here to help you. [Second City Hockey]

*You're probably familiar with ESPN's 30 For 30 series; the next installment of the fantastic series will explore the 1980 US Olympic hockey game through the Soviet lens. Sounds pretty cool. [ESPN]

*Ten lessons we can all learn from the poor, tortured Edmonton Oilers. [Grantland]

*The Toronto Maple Leafs keep winning games, which probably means there is some kind of tear in space/time that is allowing an alternate universe version of the Leafs to bleed into our universe and win hockey games. It's the only explanation that makes sense. [Puck Daddy]

*This article isn't about hockey per se, but it is about concussions and their long-term effects and is a very interesting read. [FiveThirtyEight]

*Puck Daddy begins their end-of-the-year listing of things with the top ten hockey players of 2014. [Puck Daddy]

*And finally, this story about an man who turned down a professional hockey career for love is pretty darn adorable. [The Record]