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

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

*Sure, the Penguins are a struggling, floundering hockey team right now. But man does it ever feel good to beat them in their own barn, eh? Miss the game? RECAP!

*And here’s what we learned from Saturday night’s much-needed victory. [BSH]

*If anything, the Flyers should a bit more, shall we say, “piss and vinegar” in this one. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Remember Ron Tugnutt?? [BSH]

*Well, the big story leading into the weekend was Ron Hextall’s personal press conference, where he attempted to explain his side of the story, considering the negative press about him being leaked by the team. If you missed it, we transcribed it for you. [BSH]

*In the end, Hextall and the powers that be just didn’t have the same ideas about how to run a hockey team. [Courier-Post]

*And because Philly loves a comparison, we’re doing Hinkie/Colangelo stuff now. [Philly.com]

*Continuing to look at potential replacements for Ron, Bill Zito’s name was kicked around a lot this weekend and he’s a very interesting choice. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Another spicy choice would be Bill Greeley, part of the team that’s turned Buffalo around real quick. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Anyhoo, let’s check in on the Phantoms! [BSH]

*So you’re probably focused on the Flyers’ messy goaltending situation, but have you noticed that quite a few teams are getting terrible goaltending this season? [Yahoo Sports]

*Perhaps the best news we got this weekend is that we can all stop talking about William Nylander and the Leafs for a little bit. The team announced his contract at like... 4:57pm on Saturday. Because they love drama. [TSN]

*And finally, Gritty is the best thing any of us have in this life. And he can also make half court shots. HOW?! [NBC Sports Philly]