Friday Morning Fly By: What Can We Argue About Today?

PHILADELPHIA PA - FEBRUARY 03: Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators is checked into the boards by Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period of an NHL hockey game at the Wells Fargo Center on February 3 2011 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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] [CSNPhilly] [On the Forecheck] [The700level.com] [Philly Sports Daily] [Flyers Faithful] [Flyer Files] [Daily News] [Inquirer] [delcotimes.com]
  • Last night was Bobby Clarke night, so you can go to our story, which features video and a transcript [BSH] and/or go to these stories: [CSNPhilly] [NHL.com] [Philly Sports Daily] [delcotimes.com] [Daily News], this video: [Philly.com] or this transcript: [Flyer Files]
  • Now, a pretty fantastic article on Bobby Clarke and the Broad Street Bullies' lasting impact that was posted earlier: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Sergei Bobrovsky had a nice bounceback game last night: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Regarding Ray Emery: "The fact is, while I was told Emery is not a priority, I believe Dreger's report and think there is definite interest." [In the Room]
  • Calling the Briere line the "Costa Rica" line in Finland: [via euroflyers]
  • Some notes prior to today's Phantoms game, including the tidbit that they've been quite good since Paterson was named head coach. Like, really good: [PostStar.com]
  • Eric Wellwood is likely to return for the Phantoms today: [PSPhantoms]
  • Joonas Lehtivuori was a plus-1 in 20 minutes of ice time yesterday: [euroflyers]
  • Jakub Kovar was named the reserve goalie for Team Czech in the LG Games. Sounds like they don't want to break his starting streak: [euroflyers]
  • Another installment of Five Questions, this time "What moves do the Flyers need to make, if any, at the deadline?" and guess who gets shit on? Yup. Andreas Nodl [Flyers Faithful]
  • So something silly happened Wednesday night. The Flyers have somebody named James vanGirouxdyk: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Show On the Forecheck some love today, not only for a great time last night, but for a great article (that was seen in rather large amounts on other sites yesterday) researching suspension data. You'll be shocked to find out that there's some bias towards Original 6 teams, and some bias against the Flyers: [On the Forecheck]
  • Dallas and Boston started their game last night with 3 fights in 4 seconds, and 2 goals in 80 seconds: [Puck Daddy]
  • Later, Daniel Paille laid a suspendable hit on Raymond Sawada: [Puck Daddy]
  • Also in that game, Flyers favorite Adam Burish "got his teeth knocked in". s/t to reader Robert: [YouTube]
  • Former-Flyer Freddy Meyer collapsed on the ice last night, in another scary moment for the Thrashers: [Puck Daddy]
  • A timely piece coming out regarding Zone Starts and Finishes over the last four years, attempting to come up with an Expected Zone Shift. Great, great work: [Behind The Net]
  • A prime example of stats haters not getting, and why they're wrong. With all the discussion we have on here regarding stats and the people who don't like them, these are the links you should read: [Behind the Net]
  • A hockey fan's guide to the Super Bowl: [Down Goes Brown]
  • Happy Birthday I'dRatherBeInPhilly! (See, I do pay attention) Don't get greedy now.
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