Friday Morning Fly By: Ben's Favorite Defensemen Are in the News

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

  • If you didn't see CBC's incredible video montage for the Stanley Cup Finals, do yourself a favor and watch it immediately: [SBNation.com]
  • Game 1 of the Finals resulted in the best overnight ratings for NBC since 1999: [SBNation.com]
  • Alexandre Burrows will not be suspended for biting Patrice Bergeron, claiming no "conclusive evidence". All you can do is laugh: [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy]
  • While this bad decision isn't on Colin Campbell, another look at his poor track record: [Puck Daddy]
  • The Flyers are preparing for the draft despite not having any draft picks. [Ed. Note: Believe it or not, they do.] [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • Former Flyer draft pick Michael Chaput is going to be on a new team next year due to his team being folded: [The Cannon]
  • Danny Syvret went on Toronto radio with Corey Perry, speaking about the playoffs, their time in Juniors, and oh yeah, claims he's a UFA... [Sportsnet Radio]
  • Oskars Bartulis is participating in a celebrity golf tournament, which I guess means his shoulder is healed: [timestranscript.com]
  • The Flyers are sponsoring a sled hockey team. Good story: [NBC Philadelphia]
  • Rich Hoffman writes about the NHL doing some things well. Not bad, Mr. Hoffman: [Daily News]
  • Looking back on that time Bobby Clarke called Wayne Gretzky out for diving, with some profanity involved: [The700level.com]
  • How about that time Wayne Gretzky accused Dale Hawerchuk of attempting to deliberately injure him: [Behind the Net]
  • So Brad Richards won't be signed by the Dallas Stars: [SBNation.com]
  • Sidney Crosby has been cleared to start off-ice workouts: [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
  • Wonder who else applied for Colin Campbell's old job? Wonder no more: [Down Goes Brown]
  • A look at secondary assists for defensemen, and finding interesting results: [Behind The Net]
  • Another look at team even-strength shooting talent, showing how likely it is that the Devils (6.5% shooting percentage) had more shooting talent than the Stars (8.9%) last year. [Objective NHL]
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