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

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*Is it too soon to talk about playoffs? Stanley Cups? No? Maybe? Flyers won last night woo RECAP!

*Charlie takes a look at how the Flyers have done when facing a team for the second time under head coach Dave Hakstol. [BSH]

*The Flyers odds to win the Cup are about what you'd expect, but they're cool with it. [Daily News]

*The Flyers are spearheading an effort to cut down on youth hockey injuries which seems like a pretty cool thing to do. [Flyers]

*Steve Mason has a new mask and it's pretty awesome. [Sons of Penn]

*Let's take a nice long look at how the Lehigh Valley Phantoms have done over the last month. [Highland Park Hockey]

*Let's also take a look back at the good and the bad from the 2015 offseason in the Metro Division. [NHL Numbers]

*Ray Emery has been released from his PTO with the Maple Leafs' minor league team. Might be the end for him. [Sportsnet]

*On defining "playmaking ability". [Hockey Graphs]

*There's been a lot of talk about the Wideman suspension and if it is fair given the hit he took just prior. One thing is sure: it exposes the flaws of the NHL's concussion protocol. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*If the league makes changes to the expansion draft when it adds a new team, it could spell trouble for teams like the Flyers who are stacked with prospects. [Today's Slap Shot]

*The CEO of the Barclay Center thinks you should buy a ticket in his building and then watch the game on your phone. Good plan. [Puck Daddy]

*And finally, remember Donald Brashear? He has a pretty cool idea. [The Color of Hockey]