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

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"You are AWESOME, do you hear me?? Your ginger hair is magical!"
"You are AWESOME, do you hear me?? Your ginger hair is magical!"
Rob Carr

*Pretty nice little weekend of hockey we had there. Saturday we saw a win against the Rangers, and Sunday featured a patented Flyers come-from-behind overtime win against the Caps. Vinny's 900th point was the OT game winner. Giroux went full Hulkrage. It was all good stuff. Scoring chance summary for the Rangers game here, Capitals game here.

*ASF had some thoughts on the win over the Caps. [Flyers]

*Dmitry Orlov will face Shanny for his dangerous hit on Brayden Schenn. [BSH]

*The Flyers continue to take way, way too many penalties. [Inquirer]

*The Flyers also continue to have the uncanny ability to bounce back in the face of adversity. [Flyers]

*Tim Panaccio with another twitter Q&A; this time the focus is on Wednesday's trade deadline. [CSN Philly]

*Wayne Simmonds had a hell of a weekend. [Flyers]

*The Blackhawks beat the Penguins in a snowy outdoor game on Saturday and the Senators beat the Canucks at the not-actually-outdoors Heritage Classic on Sunday.

*Late Friday afternoon gave us what may end up being the biggest trade of the year, with Ryan Miller being traded to the Blues in a 5-player deal. [SB Nation]

*After the trade, Pat LaFontaine resigned from his position in the Sabres' front office. [Die By The Blade]

*Trade rumor roundup: Pens want Kesler, the Oilers might get rid of Hemsky, the Sabres' fire sale will continue with Christian Ehrhoff being dealt,the Sabres are also trying to flip newly-acquired Halak, this isn't the first time Martin St. Louis has asked to be traded to New York, Shea Weber is not getting traded, and no one wants Andrew MacDonald.

*Everyone's favorite Olympic underdogs, the Latvian hockey team, may be disqualified for doping. [The Globe and Mail]

*Gary Bettman thinks the fighting issue is way overblown. He would be correct. [TribLive]

*A look at the league's elite teams and their depth. [mc79hockey]

*And finally, the ten NHL players you'd probably like to have some beers with. [Backhand Shelf]