PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 11: A general view before Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 11, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes ...
- The Flyers still have a long way to go: [SB Nation Philly]
- This teaser just sounds awful: "the Flyers try to remain grounded as they continue on the tough playoff road." They won one game. It shouldn't be hard to remain grounded: [CSNPhilly]
- The Penguins are contemplating changes to their power play: [Frequent Flyers] [NHL.com] [CSNPhilly]
- Jakub Voracek is getting a lot of attention right now: [NHL.com]
- Wayne Simmonds is targeting Kris Letang with his dump-ins: [CSNPhilly]
- Evgeni Malkin needs to produce for the Penguins: [NHL.com]
- Mike Richards... as a... leader? Yeah: [NHL.com]
- Announcing the 32 remaining candidates for NHL 13 cover: [NHL.com]
- Shea Weber was fined $2,500 - but not suspended - for his hit on Henrik Zetterberg: [SBNation.com]
- Byron Bitz was suspended two games for his hit on Kyle Clifford: [SBNation.com]
- Looking at the young defensemen in the NHL and possible targets for the Oilers: [The Copper & Blue]
- There were a lot of late links posted after compiling this, and since it's Friday and the Playoffs, I took the time to add them. They are after the jump because they were tardy.
With that said, I highly recommend both pieces. McCaffery got some excellent quotes from Paul Holmgren, and while his headline declares victory, the article is solid: [delcotimes.com]
Phil Sheridan is really changing my opinion about him. This is at least the second, probably third, article of his I highly recommend. He gets it. This is how you comment on the trades, the culture change, the locker room atmosphere, and player personalities without sounding petty or self-important. I once again salute you, Mr. Sheridan: [Inquirer]