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Friday Morning Fly By: Flyers get BJ's on Valentines Eve. *wink* *wink*

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

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*Hooray there's a hockey game tonight! It's the Blue Jackets. And it's at 7PM. And we shall preview it for you later.

*Steve Mason is having arthroscopic surgery and we might see Rob Zepp again after this weekend. [BSH]

*Claude Giroux and his foundation did some bowling the other day; looked pretty fun. [Flyers]

*Anthony Stolarz seems to have enjoyed his first NHL experience in Montreal. [Daily News]

*The Flyers are on a little point streak; here are five reasons they've been "successful" lately. [CSN Philly]

*Speaking of this points streak, it shouldn't change the Flyers' future plans. [Buzz On Broad]

*As for what those plans are, let's go to Ron Hextall for comment. [Courier-Post]

*If the Flyers decide to be sellers, Michael Del Zotto could be a target for teams needed D. [Pattison Ave]

*Meltzer on the points that got away. [Hockeybuzz]

*Checking in on the Flyers' prospects is always a nice thing to do. [BSH]

*Apparently, the Leafs are about to blow it up. Maybe Hexy could give his old pal Shanny a call? [The Globe and Mail]

*This Monday will mark the ten year anniversary of the canceled 2005 NHL season. How far have we come since then? [Grantland]

*The initial ticket drive for the potential Las Vegas franchise seems to be going pretty well. [Puck Daddy]

*The latest draft rankings have some players shifting around a bit. [TSN]

*About the's one way to fix it so teams stop with the tanking. Looking at you, Buffalo. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*Why we might want to change the way we think of draft picks as trade pieces. [TSN]

*On why the NHLPA should push for the league to give up on hockey wastelands. [The Province]

*And finally, here are some adorable, hockey-playing kids reacting to old hockey equipment. Enjoy. [TSN]