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Friday Morning Fly By: The Philadelphia Flyers and the no good very bad hockey game.

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

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*That game sucked. Rothencap.

*Last night was a big night for Rob Zepp, as Toronto is his hometown and he had a lot of friends and family in attendance. [Courier-Post]

*Rob Zepp's path to the NHL was an unsual one, but he's not alone; Zepp is essentially following in the footsteps of Tim Thomas. [Sportsnet]

*It's looking like tomorrow is going to be Kimmo Timonen Day. And that's pretty exciting. [Inquirer]

*Did you know that there was supposed to be a Flyers-Rangers outdoor game this week? []

*Examining Flyers' zone exit data for games 1 through 60. [Pattison Ave]

*The Bruins continue to keep the Flyers in the playoff race. [Yahoo Sports]

*So in case you forgot (you didn't), Monday is Deadline Day. The Flyers don't have a lot of options waiting this long to make moves. [CSN Philly]

*On the idea that we might be able to move R.J. Umberger. [Pattison Ave]

*Here are six reasons why this year's deadline could suck more than it usually does. [Puck Daddy]

*The number one reason it'll probably suck is everyone is making their trades now. Toronto sent Spencer Abbott to the Blackhawks for TJ Brennan yesterday afternoon riiiiight before the Devils traded Jaromir Jagr to the Florida Panthers for picks.

*AND THE LEAFS TRADED DAVID CLARKSON. Why can't we get rid of any of our trash?! [Pension Plan Puppets]

*Measuring the value of "trade bait" players. [TSN]

*DGB answers the ten most burning NHL trade deadline questions. [Grantland]

*Early winners emerge ahead of the deadline. [USA Today]

*Can buyers really afford to wait until Monday to get a deal done? [Sportsnet]

*The mayor of Seattle is willing to make an NHL-first deal for the arena being built if it'll get his city a hockey team. [Yahoo Sports]