Monday Morning Fly By: Brian Boucher, Will You Be My Valentine?

PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 8: Brian Boucher #33 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on during practice for the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Wachovia Center on June 8, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)

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

  • Recaps of yesterday's loss: [BSH] [Frequent Flyers] [CSNPhilly] [Philly Sports Daily] [Flyers Faithful] [The700Level.com] [delcotimes.com] [Inquirer] [Daily News]
  • Frank Seravalli wrote about Jonathan Quick's great game, starting with this: "THE PUCK, spinning on its edge in the Los Angeles Kings' crease like a quarter, was there for the taking." It's beautiful, Frank. [Daily News]
  • Chris Pronger and the rest of the Flyers were really mad about the non-call on his boarding: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Michael Leighton was sharp in a 1-0 shutout win over the Penguins ECHL affiliate on Saturday. Recap: [PostStar.com] Notes: [PostStar.com]
  • But they lost in overtime to Binghamton on Sunday, 4-3. Notes & Quotes: [PostStar.com] Live Blog: [PostStar.com]
  • Jakub Kovar was named player of the month on his team in January, the third time he won the honor: [euroflyers]
  • Andrei Popov scored a goal in a 3-2 loss: [euroflyers]
  • Mike Testwuide (!) is finally finding his scoring touch: [PostStar.com]
  • Mario Lemieux decided to use some harsh words in response to the Penguins/Islanders game. [SBNation.com]
  • A really well worded, short response from Tim Panaccio: [CSNPhilly]
  • Ian Laperriere is still a presence for the Flyers, including in their locker room: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • A roundtable on the Flyers goaltending, including our own Travis Hughes: [View From My Seats]
  • James van Riemsdyk claims that USA Hockey was instrumental in his development as a hockey player: [NHL.com]
  • A good look at the Flyers man games lost to injury, and how few it actually is. Especially compared to prior years: [HockeyBuzz.com]
  • Looking at the top-50 prospects in the WCHA, with one Flyer on the list: [Western College Hockey Blog]
  • A really good response to my contention that the Flyers are not very good at drafting in the later rounds: [FanPosts]
  • There's uncertainty surrounding Nashville and Tampa's jerseys: [icethetics]
  • Video of Nashville's tradition of giving a standing ovation during TV timeouts: [On the Forecheck]
  • Arguing that the Predators made a bad trade for Mike Fisher: "In the new NHL, it's not about acquiring assets. It's about managing a limited commodity as efficiently as possible, and that's where the Preds came up short." [Hockey Prospectus]
  • A response to the contention that the Predators took on a poor contract in Mike Fisher: [On the Forecheck]
  • Stat Nerd Alert: Another trove of fantastic data, with even-strength numbers for the first 820 games of the NHL season: [Objective NHL]
  • Red Wings fans are doing more great work, taking pledges on funky and crazy bets, with all proceeds going to charity. Click over, check it out, have some fun, and donate to a good cause: [Winging It In Motown]
  • Lastly, belated Happy Birthday to Anthony SanFilippo and Stephen Whyno!
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