Friday Morning Fly By: It's Sad That Some People Deserve Public Beatings

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

  • File under "Awful": At least one Detroit fan in London, Ontario threw a banana on the ice when Wayne Simmonds scored last night: [BSH] [SBNation.com] [Daily News] [Down Goes Spezza] [CSNPhilly]
  • And Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy responded with a repulsive comment, which needs to be aired out: [Winging It In Motown]
  • Jody Shelley was suspended for five regular season games and the rest of the preseason: [BSH]
  • But in a fantastic twist, new NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shannahan explained the suspension in a video posted on NHL.com: [NHL VideoCenter]
  • The story of Tomas Hyka is fascinating, since it includes the Flyers numerous gaffes, the media's 48 hour infatuation with him, the immediate disappearance of Hyka from the news, and the failure of anybody to do some self-reflection on what just happened: [SB Nation Philly]
  • An updated look at the Flyers' prospects: [Hockey's Future]
  • Reactions from the first two preseason games: [Broad Street Buzz]
  • Niko Hovinen's team has a really fantastic advertising department: [Puck Daddy]
  • The Predators ECHL affiliate has extended former-Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer a tryout contract: [On the Forecheck]
  • Comparing the Predators to the principles of Moneyball: [On the Forecheck]
  • Some good principles to keep in mind when evaluating an NHL roster: [Driving Play]
  • Western Michigan and St. Cloud State are changing conferences, joining the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference: [Western College Hockey Blog]
  • Another way to look at plus-minus: [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Looking at shooting percentages and year-to-year variations: [Hockey Prospectus]
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