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

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*Well, so far, so good! Game one of the Gordon era, game one of the Carter Hart era, and the boys got a win. And Hart looked good. Sure it’s just the Red Wings, but let’s enjoy this one, shall we? RECAP!

*So, we’ve had a look at Scott Gordon as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. But what should we expect long-term? For that we turn to our resident Phantoms experts to do a deep-dive into just who Scott Gordon is as a coach. [BSH]

*We aren’t the only ones looking though, as Katie Strang goes back through Gordon’s past NHL experience as well as his time with the Phantoms to try and gauge what we should expect. [The Athletic]

*Have you guys been checking out our Return Flight series this season? It’s been a lot of fun heading back in time to remember Flyers past. [BSH]

*On Dave Hakstol’s goalie utilization and why it contributed to the loss of his job. [BSH]

*Wayne Simmonds trade rumors have been kicking around forever, and not just in Philadelphia. A lot of Leafs fans have been thinking about what it would be like to add The Train to their roster, and this article looks at why it’s a bad idea. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*And finally, we’ve got a special mid-week edition of Flyperbole for your ears to enjoy! Chaotic times call for the calming and dulcet tones of Steve and Craig. [BSH]