Tuesday Morning Fly By: Your Narrative Is Ruining My Reality

CINCINNATI - OCTOBER 10: Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Philliesspeaks to the media in the clubhouse after throwing a complete game shut-out to sweep the Cincinnati Reds during Game 3 of the NLDS at Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.The Phillies defeated the Reds 2-0. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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

  • You can still have hope and be excited while acknowledging that basic math and simple research show the unlikely nature of your hope. Stats don't have to kill optimists, but optimists don't have to hate stats: [SB Nation Philly]
  • The Flyers preseason schedule was announced: [Philadelphia Flyers] [Philly Sports Daily] [Flyers Faithful] [CSNPhilly] [Frequent Flyers]
  • Recaps of the rookie scrimmage, where Brayden Schenn scored a hat trick: [Philly Sports Daily] [Frequent Flyers]
  • Niko Hovinen stopped by prospect camp, but he was just visiting: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Howard Eskin is reporting that the Flyers are interested in Chris Drury: [Philly Reign]
  • A profile on prospect Tyler Hostetter: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Looking at the 2008 draft class and their NHL Equivalencies shows that the Flyers may have found something in Tye McGinn: [The Copper & Blue]
  • The good and bad of the biggest free agent signings: [Down Goes Brown]
  • Travis came through with a great look at the college hockey landscape next year, and even if you don't particularly care about college hockey, it's a fantastic look at small v. big market, NCAA v. Juniors, and money v. power: [SBNation.com]
  • The issue of college hockey was touched on by mtitanic over the weekend, but I only looked at it yesterday. My apologies, but it's worth checking out and seeing the links he posted: [BSH FanPosts]
  • This isn't Flyers related, but it's a great story on media narratives and why the complimentary narrative of Cole Hamels being more "mature" and "composed" is an insult to Hamels: [The Good Phight]
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