Friday (Afternoon) Fly By: Fights, Goals And The Return Of The Phantoms

PHILADELPHIA PA - JANUARY 20: Lauren Hart sings the national anthems prior to the Ottawa Senators game against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 20 2011 at Wells Fargo Center 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...

  • Fly By is a bit late today. Geoff's sick, Ben's in tennis hell somewhere, and my Internet was down each morning. Oh well, it's Friday right?
  • Recaps of last night's win over the Senators from BSHPhilly Sports Daily, the Daily NewsThe 700 LevelCSN PhillyPhilly.com, the Inquirer and the Delco Times.
  • We're just gonna call this the Whyno Row, since Steve writes about 40 stories per day. On Lou Nolan's voicePronger's returnAndrej Meszaros for Norris? .. and Michael Leighton's return with the Phantoms tonight (onetwo).
  • The Phantoms are in town tonight, hosting the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center. We'll be there and since the game will be on CSN and WIP, we'll have a game thread.
  • The Phantoms are back at their original home, and the young players can expect a little taste of the NHL tonight. [Post Star]
  • The population of Glens Falls can fit inside the Spectrum -- with a few thousand to spare. [Post Star]
  • Could Mike Richards and Jeff Carter make the All-Star Game due to injury? [Inq]
  • Linking to Sam Donnellon's hockey writing is usually a bad idea, but this isn't too shabby. Are the Flyers in the midst of a special season? [DN]
  • Paul Holmgren was on NHL Hour with Gary Bettman last night. [NHL.com]
  • The story behind the Flyers' logo. [The 700 Level]
  • Mike Richards and Jonathan Toews are friends off the ice, rivals on it. Also, this could just say "NHL pumps up NBC's Sunday Game of the Week with random column on two guys that never play each other." [NHL.com]
  • Evgeni Nabokov is on waivers. Could the Sharks claim him? [SBNation.com]
  • ... what about the Devils? [SBNation.com]
  • Finally, is this the worst call of all-time? [Jewels From The Crown]
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