Wednesday Morning Fly By: The Flyers Were Called Lucky? He's a Witch!

MONTREAL, CANADA - OCTOBER 26: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates his first period goal with teammate Claude Giroux #28 during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on October 26, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

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

  • Early Season Award Puffery Alert: Matt Read is making his case for Calder Trophy: [The Checking Line]
  • Jaromir Jagr is trying to resuscitate his youth team in the Czech Extraliga: [NHL.com]
  • He also thinks very highly of Claude Giroux: [CSNPhilly]
  • Sergei Bobrovsky has seen the Flyers turn the puck over in front of him a lot lately: [The Checking Line]
  • The Phantoms lost to Portland despite scoring two 5-on-3 goals: [PostStar]
  • Niko Hovinen had 22 saves on 26 shots in a 5-3 loss: [euroflyers]
  • Week 5 Power Rankings bring Boston and Detroit back near the top: [SB Nation Philly]
  • The NHL GM meetings are going on, and there's a lot to talk about. Protecting goalies, stalling on the trap, and hybrid icing among them: [Puck Daddy] [NHL.com]
  • Point/Counterpoint with the 1-3-1: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Brendan Shanahan sat down for a Q&A on concussions and goalie protection: [NHL.com]
  • Looking at the 10 best candidates for the 2012 Hall of Fame class: [Puck Daddy]
  • Interesting thought regarding the Hall of Fame: Shouldn't international play factor into the decision? [NYTimes.com]
  • Early in the season, good teams look bad and bad teams look good. Which can Corsi tell us about the rest of the NHL season? [Hockey Prospectus]
  • A really, really good analysis of whether Pekka Rinne can earn his contract. Even if you don't like stats, this is a fantastic look at the cost of winning in the NHL: [Driving Play]
  • What is the expected shot differential given a determined zone start? [Arctic Ice Hockey]
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