Wednesday Morning Fly By: It's Going to Be a Long Week

PHILADELPHIA - MAY 24: Michael Leighton #49 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wachovia Center on May 24, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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

  • In case you missed the Canadiens eulogy, here it is again: [Puck Daddy]
  • Looking at Game 5 scoring chances: [The Copper & Blue]
  • Here are the lyrics to the awesome video at the end: [Down Goes Brown]
  • One thing that sucks about the long layoff:  One storyline will get recylced.  Example, Michael Leighton is looking forward to returning to Chicago. [CSNPhilly] [Daily News]
  • Don't forget how we all know why Richards wears the 'C' now. [DelcoTimes]
  • Another is how the team's (and Chicago's) veterans have been waiting for this. [Daily News] [DelcoTimes]
  • Simon Gagne and Jeff Carter are pretty glad they elected surgery: [Daily News]
  • A good idea not executed very well:  The Flyers have a team of rejects: [Inquirer]
  • Something no one expected to hear a month ago:  "You know something? You've got to give Paul Holmgren a lot of credit for picking the guys he's picked up," Ed Snider said. [Daily News]
  • Comparing the Flyers playoff beards to the Blackhawks.  The Flyers win easily. [Puck Daddy]
  • Joe Biden: Huge Lukas Krajicek fan. [The700level]
  • The Flyers needed an attitude adjustment and Peter Laviolette was the one to do it. [CSNPhilly]
  • What if the Flyers lost the shootout to the Rangers? [DelcoTimes]
  • For the first time in 37 years, the Rangers and Islanders made a trade. [Puck Daddy]
  • Openly wondering what Tomas Vokoun's worth is. [Behind the Net]
  • But is it really important to have an elite goalie in the playoffs? [Hockey or Die]
  • Is it even important to draft goalies well? [The Copper & Blue]
  • Trey from Phish attended Game 5 and even got to go in the post-game locker room. [The700Level]
  • More videos from Game 5: [The700Level]
  • How the Blackhawks overpower opponents and whether the Flyers can stop them. [Puck Daddy]
  • Ville Leino feels a lot better about himself: [EuroFlyers]
  • Kimmo Timonen with some interesting quotes regarding Montreal: [EuroFlyers]
  • Looking at players who are going to have much less production next year. [From The Rink]
  • Asking who everyone thinks will win: [Behind The Net]
  • Lastly, on this day 10 years ago the Flyers got eliminated by the Devils. [The700level]
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