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

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*Winning is fun woo!!! RECAP!

*Petr Straka was called up for the first time for last night's game and was pretty chill about the whole thing. [Inquirer]

*Hey did you know that the owner of the Arizona Coyotes is from Philadelphia? Well now you do. [Daily News]

*Sidney Crosby hopes Zac Rinaldo will learn a lesson from his suspension, which seems unlikely if we're being honest. [Puck Daddy]

*Steve Mason is just about, but apparently not quite ready to get back into things as he was backing up Ray Emery last night. [Inquirer]

*On drawing penalties and why it remains a valuable skill for NHL players. [TSN]

*Mike Richards cleared waivers yesterday and will report to the Kings' AHL team, the Manchester Monarchs. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Elliotte Friedman has some good stuff on the Richards move in his latest Thirty Thoughts. [Sportsnet]

*The AHL All-Star game took place yesterday and they also scored a ton of goals. [The Hockey News]

*The worst part about this year's All-Star game? Those jerseys. These are way better. [Hockey By Design]

*A hockey lawsuit sheds some light onto the bad parts of owning a sports franchise. [The Globe and Mail]

*Big news yesterday was Martin Brodeur announcing that he would retired and join the Blues' front office. Which is weird. [St. Louis Game Time]

*NHL salaries are higher than NFL salaries on average, which is kind of surprising. [TSN]

*And finally, let's all feel better about ourselves by laughing at the Toronto Maple Leafs. It's not mean because their fans are laughing too. [Pension Plan Puppets]