Friday Morning Fly By: Who Will We Mock Now That Gomez Scored?

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 09: Marc-Andre Bouton #43 of the Philadelphia Flyers checks Nikolai Kulemin of the Toronto Maple Leafs #41 into the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game at Wells Fargo Center on February 9, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

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

  • Recaps: [BSH] [SB Nation Philly] [CSNPhilly] [delcotimes] [Daily News] [Inquirer] [Flyers Faithful] [The Checking Line] [The Hockey Guys] [Bill Meltzer]
  • Relive Scott Hartnell's #HartnellDown, goal, and fight on the same play: [the700level]
  • After last weekend, calls for the Flyers to acquire a defenseman were rekindled. While Marc-Andre Bourdon and Erik Gustafsson could use a new partner in the playoffs, who could the Flyers acquire that would be worth the small upgrade? [SB Nation Philly]
  • An update on James van Riemsdyk and Ilya Bryzgalov: [CSNPhilly]
  • With Ilya Bryzgalov's illness, a local Drexel Hill man got to play goal at the Flyers practice today. No, these stories don't get old: [delcotimes.com]
  • Arguing that the Flyers need a physical presence in front of their own net: [The Checking Line]
  • Kimmo Timonen filmed his flight to the All-Star Game on Ed Snider's private jet: [the700level]
  • Bobby Clarke taught Claude Giroux how to win faceoffs. In 2008-09. While he's improved each year, this is the first year Giroux broke 50%. Sorry, I'm not seeing the connection: [CSNPhilly]
  • The Phantoms have the worst road record in the AHL and they are heading on the road for seven of their next eight games: [PostStar]
  • 368 days later, Scott Gomez scored a goal: [SBNation.com]
  • Team power rankings, in which pre-season VUKOTA projections are slowly matching reality: [Hockey Prospectus]
  • From the BSH Archives: Two years ago today, we posted BSH Radio 4. It included a 40 minute conversation with Anthony SanFilippo on Ray Emery's health, Jeff Carter trade rumors, a Brian Boucher and Peter Laviolette rift, an article critical of Paul Holmgren, and more: [BSH]
  • From Ben: I like to think that Kate Smith is alive, well, and cursing out youngins across the SEPTA system. [YouTube]
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