Friday Morning Fly By: Mikael Renberg the Prognosticator

I...There's...But... haha, but. Yeah. That's it. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

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

  • Recaps of last night's win: [BSH] [In Lou We Trust] [Philly Sports Daily] [CSNPhilly] [Daily News] [delcotimes.com] [Flyers Faithful] [Forsythe and the Flyers] [Flyers Goal Scored By...]
  • Danny Briere had to receive stitches after taking a slash to his hand: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Rumors swirled last night that the Flyers wanted Jamie Langenbrunner. Too many stories popped up in about a ten minute window up to link them, so here's some self-promotion: [BSH]
  • Ville Leino had himself a fantastic night. A great story on the playmaking winger who is just getting more expensive to re-sign every game: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • The Flyers recalled Danny Syvret from the Phantoms: [BSH] [Philly Sports Daily] [Frequent Flyers] [CSNPhilly]
  • And the fans showed DSOD some love: "Just got to Philly... Flyers fans waiting/cheering in parking lot. Wearing shorts and t-shirts. 29'F. Unbelievable." [DannySyvret]
  • Want to read an amazing, fantastic, excellent article about the Flyers cap situation? No? I'm telling you, he might even explain it better than me. Mr. SanFilippo: Hats off to you, sir. We can't imagine this story showing up in any other paper in the United States: [delcotimes.com]
  • Jakub Kovar stopped 30 of 34 shots in a 4-3 loss Wednesday [euroflyers] and followed it up by stopping 53 of 55(!) shots and 2 of 2 in the shootout to get a 3-2 win. [euroflyers] How ridiculous is that?!
  • How about this quote from Peter Laviolette on James van Riemsdyk: "if you look at the scoring chances, he is our most consistent player." Oh, it's a great article as well: [Daily News]
  • Tim McManus has you covered for all the Phantoms news, including Brian Stewart being loaned to Bakersfield of the ECHL: [PostStar.com]
  • Why not Greenville? Former Flyer draft pick (and now Rangers prospect) Dov Grumet-Morris was named ECHL goalie of the month: [Forsythe and the Flyers]
  • Michael Leighton will start for the Phantoms today: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Denis Bodrov played a team-high 22 minutes in a 5-3 win: [euroflyers]
  • My favorite Flyer from that team, Mikael Renberg put his foot in his mouth before Wednesday's WJC Gold Medal game: [euroflyers]
  • Martin Brodeur thinks he'll be back: [delcotimes.com]
  • Just how bad have the teams Dwayne Roloson played for been? Very, very bad: [Behind The Net]
  • The Islanders signed Milan Jurcina to a one-year extension worth $1.6 million: [TSNBobMcKenzie]
  • More piling on the Devils-suck wagon. But it's so true: [Flyers Goal Scored By...]
  • Know who else sucks? Mike Milbury as GM. Revisit his destruction of the Islanders: [The Copper & Blue]
  • The Winter Classic was watched by 6.6 million people. Nearly a third of all Pittsburgh homes watched the game, while a higher percentage of Richmondites? Richmondians? Richmondicans? watched than Philadelphians: [NHL.com]
  • The Flyers Guardian was revealed, and it's... terrible: [NHL.com]
  • As the topic du jour, another look at the Lightning's turnaround. From a Lightning writer: [From The Rink]
  • Viktor Stalberg just crushed this game of post. One penalty shot, three pings, game over: [SBNation.com]
  • Lastly, Gary Bettman has a FAQ for people who became hockey fans after the Winter Classic: [Down Goes Brown]
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