Friday Morning Fly By: Three Day Weekend!

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - MAY 01: Pavol Demitra of Slovakia reacts during the IIHF World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at Orange Arena on May 1, 2011 in Bratislava, Slovakia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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

  • This year's offseason is pretty quiet compared to last year's, especially when you consider the similarities. The reaction has been much, much better though: [SB Nation Philly]
  • The results of SBN's Calder Trophy voting: [SBNation.com]
  • A good look at the rookie forwards from this year shows an under-appreciated Atlantic Division foe: [NHLNumbers.com]
  • Game 4 of the '87 Cup Final, otherwise known as one of those times Ron Hextall lost his mind: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Sam Donnellon says despite Jeff Carter and Mike Richards in the Cup Finals, Flyers fans shouldn't change their opinion on the trades: [Daily News]
  • Ratings from the New York market during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final set records: [SBNation.com]
  • The Dodgers are interested in hosting a Winter Classic: [LA Kings Insider] [SBNation.com]
  • Why you should root for the Devils to win the East: [SBNation.com]
  • A good comparison between the 2012 Kings and the 2003 Ducks, followed by some good discussion in the comments: [Battle of California]
  • On-ice video from the Kings celebration, where at 0.54 Jeff Carter tells Drew Doughty to calm down before he gets a penalty (s/t RudyKelly) : [Los Angeles Kings]
  • Arguing that Pierre McGuire needs to say more of the things he hears while inside the glass: [SBNation.com] [Flyers Faithful]
  • Steve Yzerman suggests he won't be trading for Roberto Luongo: [Puck Daddy]
  • But Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said yesterday that Luongo does want out of Vancouver: [Nucks Misconduct]
  • Tomas Kopecky took his silver medal from the World Championships to Pavol Demitra's grave: [Puck Daddy] [Backhand Shelf]
  • A Canadian poll shows a strong correlation between hockey fan and those who want to keep fighting in the game: [The Globe and Mail]
  • One more from Ben after the jump.
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