Wednesday Morning Fly By: A Good Night Off

ATLANTA GA - JANUARY 14: Jody Shelley #45 of the Philadelphia Flyers reacts after scoring a goal against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena on January 14 2011 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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

  • The Eastern Conference's 2nd, 3rd, and 4th overall teams lost last night. Awesome. (s/t Ben Rothenberg)
  • Recapping the 2006 Draft for the Flyers: [Hockey's Future]
  • Continuing on the 4th line theme from yesterday, the Flyers have been getting great work from their PK lately: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • And Jody Shelley is handling being a healthy scratch like a pro. From him: "You realize that there’s more to your role than whatever you do on the ice. There’s a role as a player, as a personality and in locker room. You try to at least bring a positive attitude every day. It’s part of being a team, though." [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Ville Leino is confident that he'll sign a contract soon: [The700Level.com]
  • Andrei Popov was named 2nd star of the month for his team: [euroflyers]
  • With a prolonged layoff, Anthony SanFilippo looks at odd stats from the Flyers so far: [In The Room]
  • File under "Teemu needs to explain": Jakub Kovar signed an extension with his Czech team, for an unknown length: [euroflyers]
  • NHL Power Rankings for Week 19: [SBNation.com]
  • The League of Extraordinary Statisticians look at The Awards: [Behind The Net]
  • An inside look at how the Lightning were re-branded: [icethetics]
  • The Islanders saw their 4th goalie since Dwayne Roloson play last night due to injuries. Yes, they have goaltending issues: [Puck Daddy]
  • Matt Cooke laid another dirty hit. Shocking, I know: [Puck Daddy]
  • Inside Gary Bettman's Super Bowl party: [Down Goes Brown]
  • Lastly, the BSH Open Ice game has finalized details. Check them out: [BSH]
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