Thursday Morning Fly By: Thank you, Mr. SanFilippo

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 29: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers shoots and scores in the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on March 29, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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

  • This won't change your mind, but it is a pretty damning indictment when he compares his colleagues to WIP callers: Anthony SanFilippo on the Mike Richards v. media crap: [delcotimes.com]
  • The Danny Briere line is starting to score again, which is a good sign: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Today, the Flyers will honor Bill Barber. A good story with quotes from the Flyers' Hall of Famer: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • The Flyers got what they needed - a win - in Pittsburgh: [CSNPhilly]
  • Erik Gustafsson was named to the AHL's all-rookie team: [PostStar.com]
  • The Flyers are no longer in the running for Merrimack standout Stephane Da Costa: [Daily News]
  • While Brian Stewart was named to the ECHL's all-rookie team by going 19-6 with a 2.30 gaa and 0.925 save percentage: [PSPhantoms]
  • This after being named goalie of the week in the ECHL, going 3-0 with a 0.67 gaa and 0.978 save percentage: [PSPhantoms]
  • Comparing the 2000 Flyers to the 2011 Flyers. Ignoring the unfortunate finish to that season though. [Flyers Goal Scored By...]
  • A crude look ahead towards next offseason: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Sidney Crosby was cleared to practice, but the plan is still sometime during the playoffs: [In The Room] [Puck Daddy]
  • The Mount Royal Cougars were stripped of their provincial title days after winning due to their league determining that their backup goalie was ineligible... to sit on the bench. [Global News]
  • Week 24 power rankings: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Looking at the percent of left-handed players and their positions: [Behind The Net]
  • Trying to differentiate between shots and scoring chances: [Behind The Net]
  • Lastly, another gem from Stefan Legein: "I think my equipment has become agoraphobic...so I just stick to practice" [stefanlegein]
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