Monday Morning Fly By: When 80% of Your Top-10 Relocation Cities Lack Pro Sports, There's a Problem

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 12: Justin Hawkins #31 of the UNLV Rebels drives against Javon Borum #1 of the UC Riverside Highlanders during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center November 12 2010 in Las Vegas Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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

  • 30-in-30 looks at the Flyers: [NHL.com]
  • Another list from the NHL's site, this one naming ten players "who will be counted upon heavily": [NHL.com]
  • Listing the worst trades in Flyers history: [HockeyBuzz.com]
  • Niko Hovinen was one second away from a shutout, but eventually won 2-1. Highlights included: [euroflyers]
  • Jakub Kovar stopped 26 of 27 shots in a 2-1 win: [euroflyers]
  • Hart Trophy winner Corey Perry says Danny Syvret could coach: [London Free Press]
  • A rundown of the new jerseys entering the NHL next year: [icethetics]
  • A study came out on the viability of non-NHL markets, with some questionable - but entertaining - results: [Puck Daddy]
  • Remember when the Thrashers were in playoff position last year? Yeah, well they bombed out of the playoff race over the second half. What's surprising, though, is that the team actually improved in the second half: [Driving Play]
  • Looking at the positives and negatives of giving NHL refs wireless communication on the ice: [Puck Daddy]
  • Lastly, another dense but excellent look at shooting percentage luck in small sample sizes, explaining why the better team doesn't always - let alone often - score more: [Driving Play]
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