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

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*The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (still calling them that, shut up) are in town tonight and the Flyers are looking to rebound after a weekend of tough, close losses. [Inquirer]

*So one thing about Dave Hakstol is he's super stone-faced and calm most of the time and his players seem to like that steady demeanor. [Daily News]

*Despite coming off of a nagging injury Steve Mason is fine after back-to-back games. [CSN Philly]

*Speaking of Mason, Meltzer has some good stuff on the goaltender's play this weekend. [Hockeybuzz]

*Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Flyers coming to Philadelphia. Thanks, Mr. Snider. [Flyers]

*Nick Cousins is getting a nice long look as he fills Sean Couturier's spot in the lineup. [Courier-Post]

*Riday's future Flyers report focuses on Ivan Provorov who is having a hell of a week. [CSN Philly]

*In fact, he's WHL Player of the Week woo! [Brandon Wheat Kings]

*Ryan McDonagh is apparently concussed after his altercation with Wayne Simmonds and hooooooboy are the Rangers mad about it. [BSH]

*So it looks like the Flyers-Penguins outdoor game will be one of those "Stadium Series" things and not a proper Winter Classic. It'll have to do. [BSH]

*This is pretty cool: the first-person account of an American hockey fan at the WJC in Finland. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

*DGB's weekend wrapup shows an ugly state of hockey in Canada right now. [Vice Sports]

*And finally, tiny adorable hockey toys, if you're into that sort of thing. [Puck Daddy]