Friday Morning Fly By: Vanbiesbrouck Finally Gets Some Recognition

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 15: Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers covers the puck during the game against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 15, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. The Flyers defeated the Islanders 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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

  • Recaps: [BSH] [Lighthouse Hockey] [CSNPhilly] [Flyers Faithful] [The Checking Line] [the700level] [Daily News] [delcotimes]
  • Can the Flyers sign any of their UFA defensemen? (Full disclosure: I'm mentioned, quoted, and linked in the piece): [GCOBB.COM]
  • Nicklas Grossmann is playing well, and Peter Laviolette is noticing: [delcotimes]
  • So Jaromir Jagr was nominated for the Masterton Trophy. Lots of people find this ridiculous, for good reason. Frank Seravalli explained why the beat writers picked Jagr and Greg does a good job putting the whole thing in context: [Puck Daddy]
  • The Flyers penalty-kill is much improved: [Daily News]
  • Brandon Manning is back in Adirondack: [PostStar]
  • Practice update including injury notes on Matt Walker, Marc-Andre Bourdon, and Rob Bordson: [Phantoms Forum]
  • Niko Hovinen stopped all 19 shots for his first shutout since November 3rd: [euroflyers] He finished the regular season with a 92.1 sv%, 2.26 gaa, and 5 shutouts in 41 games: [euroflyers]
  • Johan Backlund was pulled after giving up 4 goals on 16 shots in 33 minutes: [euroflyers] He finished the regular season with a 92.3 sv% and 2.50 gaa in 19 games: [euroflyers]
  • Joacim Eriksson, meanwhile, finished the regular season with a 93.5 sv% and 1.73 gaa in 33 games. He was in the top five in the SEL in both categories: [Eliteprospects]
  • A European update on Petr Nedved and Jakub Kovar, including an interview with Kovar: [Flyers Faithful]
  • A very long post arguing a guy I never liked was always underrated. I'll grant you that Dave Babych had one fantastic mustache and I should like him just for that. Oh, and a few of the things said here are good too, I guess: [The Hockey Guys]
  • Breaking down the NHL's new ad campaign "Because It's The Cup": [Puck Daddy]
  • Greg says to just give Gabriel Landeskog the Calder Trophy already. Someone should yell at him for "forgetting" Matt Read : [Puck Daddy]
  • Know what's a great predictor of team success? The number of sex offenders within 1.5 miles of your arena: [Battle of California, via Deadspin]
  • The WHL takes very few statistics. So the Vancouver Giants track shot statistics themselves. A good look at professional hockey teams tracking non-traditional metrics: [Buzzing The Net]
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