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

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*Hey the Flyers played a game last night and it was possibly good and possibly bad, who knows I was sleeping! Go team!

*Is Dave Hakstol's insistence on focusing on defense hurting his team? Signs point to yes. [Daily News]

*Our midterm ranking of the kids under the age of 25 continues with numbers 15 through 11. [BSH]

*For some reason, a group of Flyers' alumni are doing a goodwill tour through Russia. Please don't end up in prison, guys. [Inquirer]

*The Flyers are raising ticket prices on their season ticket holders, as you do when your product is complete trash 4 nights out of 5. [Inquirer]

*Former Flyer and absolute beast Jaromir Jagr turned 45 years old yesterday, let's look at a whole bunch of reasons why he is wonderful. [Puck Daddy]

*Get ready for a lot of these-guys-might-move lists heading into Deadline Day. Here's 30 that could be on the block. [ProHockeyTalk]

*It's possible that the best pre-deadline move doesn't even involve players. It's the Habs getting Claude Julien. If it works out that could be a fun bandwagon to hop on to come playoff time. [Habs Eyes On The Prize]

*If the NHL salary cap stays flat next season, some teams will be affected more than others. [Spectors Hockey]

*And finally, DGB on why defensemen never win the Hart Trophy. [The Hockey News]