Monday Morning Fly By: Let's Talk About Slump

NEW YORK - MARCH 06: Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the New York Rangers fights with Mike Richards #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers during their game on March 6, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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

  • You don't want to click these links. Leave yesterday in the past: [BSH] [Philly Sports Daily] [CSNPhilly] [Frequent Flyers] [Flyers Faithful] [Forsythe and the Flyers] [delcotimes.com] [Inquirer] [Daily News]
  • Some numbers from the Flyers last 6 games show their best players are performing at levels only seen on Philly penalty kills: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Hey, Anthony SanFilippo writes about the same thing I did in the link above: The Flyers scoring line is playing rather terribly: [delcotimes.com]
  • An interesting take on the Flyers' current slump: [Flyers Faithful]
  • And here's someone who actually says the Flyers losing is a good thing. Fight on, brave soul: [Flyers Goal Scored By...]
  • If you're looking for something positive, relive Kimmo Timonen's 100th NHL goal. He deserves the praise: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • The Phantoms beat Albany yesterday, 4-3, behind two goals each from Denis Hamel and Ben Holmstrom. Recap: [PostStar.com] Post Game: [PostStar.com] In-Game: [PostStar.com]
  • They lost to Albany on Saturday, 5-2: In-Game: [PostStar.com]
  • Wondering what is next for Glens Falls and their AHL hopes after the Phantoms: [PostStar.com]
  • Marc-Andre Bourdon (on loan to the ECHL for rehab) had two assists, including on the OT winner, while finishing plus-2 on Friday: [PSPhantoms]
  • Jakub Kovar stopped all 21 shots in Game 2 to tie the series at 1 game apiece on Friday: [euroflyers]
  • Joacim Eriksson stopped 17 of 20 shots on loan to Juniors yesterday in a 4-3 win: [euroflyers]
  • This after stopping 28 of 32 for his Juniors team in a 4-3 loss on Friday: [euroflyers]
  • Eriksson finished the SEL regular season with a 0.907 sv%, 2.56 gaa, and 1 shutout in 17 games. Yes, the most troublesome number there is "17": [euroflyers]
  • Simon Bertilsson fished his regular season with 2 assists and a plus-4 in 36 games: [euroflyers]
  • Added due to recent relevance: Kris Versteeg and Mike Richards are developing chemistry. [Philly Sports Daily]
  • A list of signings around the NHL, with Bernie Parent and Sergei Bobrovsky making appearances in the area: [HockeyBuzz.com]
  • A good look inside the NHL suspension process, as seen through during the Chris Simon suspensions: [Puck Daddy]
  • Lastly, a great look at how fans ignore evidence in favor of their beliefs:
  • "Armed with the evidence of possession metrics, a person finds a deeper understanding of the game of hockey which leads to a deeper understanding of players, teams, and seasons. By rejecting the evidence before them, Avalanche fans have prevented themselves from gaining the ultimate insight into their team."

    [The Copper & Blue]

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