Monday Morning Fly By: Plenty to Argue About Today

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

  • The Flyers sent Erik Gustafsson back to the Phantoms: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Clinching a playoff spot isn't very impressive to the team: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Upset about blowing a two goal lead to the Stars? "The Stars are the best comeback team in the entire league, and they have now racked up a remarkable 22 points (9 wins, 4 OT/SO losses) when trailing after two periods. By way of comparison, the Flyers have just 5 points (1 win, 3 OT/SO losses) when they take a deficit into the third period." [HockeyBuzz.com]
  • Also from Saturday, a quote from Mike Richards: "I don’t think it’s a slump. We said in the beginning of the year that we wanted to continue to get better throughout the season. Tonight was another step forward. We played a good game." [Frequent Flyers]
  • Now that the Flyers have gotten points in 6 straight games, another voice calls for calm: [Flyers Goal Scored By...]
  • The Flyers are relying on their trio of young defenders with Chris Pronger out, evidenced by Kimmo Timonen being 4th in ice time on Saturday: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Apparently the Flyers training staff have slushy machines. And the players say it really helps. Fascinating: [In the Room] [Daily News]
  • Because arguments are fun: Saying Jeff Carter is plagued by Mike Schmidt syndrome. [Inquirer]
  • More "Who will be the playoff goalie" talk. This one arguing for Sergei Bobrovsky: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Wrapping up the weekend in Glens Falls, which includes notes on Zolnierczyk, Pither, Riopel, and Stewart: [PostStar.com]
  • Also, the case for why Joe Paterson should be retained as Phantoms head coach: [PostStar.com]
  • A nice little piece on Ray Emery returning to the NHL: [Hockey Prospectus]
  • Commenting on jerseys currently offered on NHL.com. Awful, acceptable, or enticing? [icethetics]
  • Asking if there are certain teams more likely to get a scoring chance than others. A good read for anybody who has questions about shot quality: [Behind The Net]
  • From a post titled Predicting Future Success comes this: "Corsi Tied is the best predictor of how a team will perform over the remainder of its schedule, regardless of the point in the schedule at which the calculation occurs." [Objective NHL]
  • Part two of that looks at the relationship between drawing penalties while trailing and Corsi: [Objective NHL]
  • In case you missed it, Matt Cooke elbowed Ryan McDonagh yesterday: [SBNation.com]
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Broad Street Hockey

You must be a member of Broad Street Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Broad Street Hockey. You should read them.

Join Broad Street Hockey

You must be a member of Broad Street Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Broad Street Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker