Tuesday Morning Fly By: Defense heavy news day

John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE

Of course the Flyers wanted to sign 38-year old Jaroslav Spacek.

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

* Profile on Erik Gustafsson: [Philadelphia Flyers]

* So Jaroslav Spacek retired yesterday, but not before the Flyers tried to sign the 38 year old: [SBNation.com]

* Shayne Gostisbehere is off to a good start at Union: [New York Hockey Journal]

* Season ticket holders are the problem, so cancel your season tickets: [Hexys2Hander]

* Update on players in Europe: [Flyers Faithful] [Bill Meltzer]

* Future Flyers Report: [Flyers Faithful]

* Tyler Seguin with a clever address book in his phone: [Deadspin]

* Hockey East power rankings: [Western College Hockey Blog]

* Power rankings for the WCHA: [Western College Hockey Blog]

* Against conventional wisdom, if defensemen can play in the NHL, they're likely there by the age of 23: [mc79hockey]

* How to protest the lockout? Mail your Movember beard the NHL offices (s/t to Chris Davis from SlugRiders): [YouTube]

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