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

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

*It's Claude Giroux vs. Zac Rinaldo in the semifinals for play of the year. You know what you need to do. [Flyers]

*Anthony Stolarz is recovering well after his hip surgery. [Daily News]

*Tim Kerr was pretty incredible in the 1980s. [CSN Philly]

*Steve Mason skated yesterday for the first time since breaking his finger. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The Flyers defense is very bad on paper and will likely not get better any time soon. [The Hockey News]

*Michael Leighton has ended up as part of the Chicago Blackhawks organization, which somehow seems fitting. [Puck Daddy]

*Buffalo will host the NHL scouting combine for the next two years. [ProHockeyTalk]

*This insider look at how the AHL schedule is put together is a pretty fun read. [AHL]

*Hockey has a lot of traditions. These are five of them. [The Hockey Writers]

*The fine folks over at The Cannon sat down with former Flyers draft pick Martin Spanhel and had a little chat about the experience of playing in Europe before coming to North America after the draft. [The Cannon]

*Sean McIndoe's piece on the NHL's race to the bottom includes the Flyers because how could it not? [Grantland]