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Thursday Morning Fly By: ...and the deadline madness has officially begun.

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

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*The Flyers are in Toronto tonight to play down to the Maple Leafs. Not really a far stretch down though if we're being honest. Puck drops at 730; check back for a game preview this afternoon.

*Looks like Leafs' captain Dion Phaneuf is returning to the lineup just in time for tonight's game. [Sportsnet]

*One guy the Flyers won't see tonight? Daniel Winnik. He was traded to the Penguins yesterday afternoon for someone called Zach Sill. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*Also returning to his team is Steve Mason. He'll be backing up Rob Zepp. [BSH]

*Vincent Lecavalier is doing his best to stay positive while hanging out in the press box all the time. [CSN Philly]

*On the perception of the Flyers and PDO swings. [Pattison Ave]

*The Flyers will likely need to earn 30 points in their final 21 games in order to make the playoffs. [Daily News]

*A look at the current standings puts the whole playoff race into view. [BSH]

*Jakub Voracek thought the Flyers were too slow in their Tuesday loss to Carolina. [CSN Philly]

*James van Riemsdyk thinks Flyers fans are "tougher" than Leafs fans. And by "tougher" he obviously means "better in every way". [BSH]

*Rumors of a Bryadon Coburn trade continue to swirl ahead of Monday's trade deadline. [Daily News]

*What could the Flyers realistically expect to get for Coburn? [BSH]

*Breaking down the buyers and sellers as the deadline approaches. [The Hockey Writers]

*Friedman's latest Thirty Thoughts, with the expected focus on the deadline. [Sportsnet]

*And speaking of, in order to ensure that Monday is a crashing bore, teams continue to make trades now. In addition to the Winnik trade, the Winnipeg Jets acquired Jiri Tlusty from Carolina [Jets]; and the Carolina Hurricanes traded Andrej Sekera to the LA Kings. [Canes Country]

*Eric Lindros has filed a lawsuit against former referee Paul Stewart for what Lindros feels were disparaging remarks in one of Stewart's blog posts. [TSN]

*Gary Bettman doesn't think hockey fans are interested in a Capgeek-style site. Clearly this is a man with his finger on the pulse of the fanbase. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Life after hockey isn't easy for most former NHL players. [Montreal Gazette]

*And finally, the Flyers play something called "The Roommate Game". Hilarity ensues. [Flyers]