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

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*There’s no sense in talking about anything else here today, so let’s go: the Ron Hextall era is over. [Flyers] [BSH]

*This take on the situation by Jay Greenberg, who used to work for the team, paints Hextall in a rather unflattering light. [Hockeybuzz]

*If nothing else, we learned that there is, in fact, a level of underwhelming performance that the Flyers organization finds unacceptable. [BSH]

*Some in the local media think that this was a bad move by the organization. [Philly.com]

*Claude Giroux spoke with the media after yesterday’s practice about what the players’ responsibility in all this might be. [Flyers]

*It may have seemed like a simple coaching disagreement that lead to Hextall’s ousting, but Charlie does well laying out the whole host of issues that lead to his firing. [The Athletic]

*Because while the coaching issue might’ve been the most glaring thing, it definitely wasn’t the only thing. [BSH]

*On the good and bad things Ron Hextall did during his time here. [Philly.com]

*Gotta wonder if it was Hexy’s stubbornness that cost him his job. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Always interesting to read perspectives from the outside. Here’s what the ESPN hockey minds had to say... [ESPN]

*.. and the folks at the Canadian version... [TSN]

*So...now that the Flyers have committed to wholesale change, what’s next? [BSH]

*Of course the rumors are already flying about who might replace Ron. Dean Lombardi, Ron Francis, Stevie Y...twitter was awash with speculation yesterday. But what about our old pal Danny Briere? [Sportsnet]

Okay there’s some other stuff worth talking about

*Despite a shaky start, Carter Hart is pushing hard for more playing time and a promotion. Have to wonder if the timeline on this kid will change now. [ESPN]

*Unfortunately, German Rubstov, who has been playing really, really well up in Allentown, will miss the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Our weekly prospect check-in finds that Morgan Frost is still crushing in junior. [BSH]