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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 Flyers are back tonight and they're taking on the Rangers for Rivalry Night™, woo! 8PM starts are trash though go Flyers!

*Big big big news: Michael Neuvirth is back! [BSH]

*It's semifinals day at the World Junior Championship today, with the USA taking on Russia and Canada taking on Sweden. Should be a good couple of games, folks. Let's check in on how the Flyers' prospects have fared at the tourney. [Flyers]

*You know who has been crushing it all tournament long? Felix Sandstrom. [Sportsology]

*On scratching Travis Konecny, and why it wasn't the right thing to do. [CSN Philly]

*Getting Matt Read back into the lineup is a very good thing. [Courier-Post]

*Friedman's latest batch of thoughts has quite a lot of Flyers-related content. [Sportsnet]

*In the wake of the Winter and Centennial Classics, DGB brings five outdoor matchups hockey fans would probably love to see. [The Hockey News]

*Is it possible Auston Matthews is UNDERrated? [Puck Daddy]

*The upcoming expansion draft is probably going to affect the trade market leading up to it. [Spectors Hockey]

*A long interview with Gary Bettman is the thing you didn't know you needed in your life. [Sportsnet]

*Attendance has been pretty poor at the World Juniors, in Canada no less. What's up with that? [Puck Daddy]

*And finally, ICYMI, the latest episode of BSH Radio features a lot of yelling and a lot of wondering what Dave Hakstol's problem is. Listen!! [BSH]