Wednesday Morning Fly By: The NHL is less popular than BP

Bruce Bennett

Updates from Phantoms practice, bad polling data on the NHL's popularity, and more depressing lockout articles.

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

* Practice updates including Erik Gustafsson's injury and updated line combinations: [The Saratogian]

* A Q&A with Garth Snow: [NHL.com]

* Some research says the NHL is currently as popular as BP was after the Gulf oil spill. Oof: [SBNation.com] [Backhand Shelf]

* What's worse than that? Maybe the complete lack of emotion to the lockout: [Puck Daddy]

* Justin Bourne wants to know why so many hockey fans favor contraction: [Backhand Shelf]

* The CCHA power rankings halfway through the season: [Western College Hockey Blog]

* Part two of the look at the NHL lawsuit, focusing on the claims that contracts cannot exist without a CBA, except when they can: [mc79hockey.com]

* Why sports owners hate capitalism, in brief: [Arctic Ice Hockey]

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