Wednesday Morning Fly By: Lockouts Are the Only Acceptable Thing to Rubberneck

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 08: Referee Dan O'Rourke #9 reviews Mike Richards #18 (not shown) of the Philadelphia Flyers overtime goal after a replay showed time expired an instant before the puck crossed the line and was waved off against the San Jose Sharks on December 8 2010 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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

  • Taiwanese video explaining the lockout? What took so long?! [Backhand Shelf]
  • In case you missed the Elite Prospects list yesterday, here's an organized list of NHL lockout transfers: [Backhand Shelf]
  • The NHLPA will pay for players' health insurance that was suspended as soon as the lockout started: [SI Tracking Blog]
  • That is just one of the many costs associated with the lockout: [SI Red Light]
  • Remember that crazy rumor from yesterday about Quebecois starting a two-team barnstorming league? Yeah, it's Maxime Talbot and Bruno Gervais' idea: [CSNPhilly]
  • Also, in case you missed the news, the NHL supposedly ordered Flyers brass to stay away from Scott Hartnell's charity golf outing: [the700level]
  • Giroux v. Timonen and Asham v. Rathje: [Flyers Faithful]
  • This is kind of a big deal: The IIHF has yet to issue transfer cards for players to join European leagues, possibly waiting for NHL permission: [Puck Daddy]
  • Puck Daddy's lockout drinking game. Always drink responsibly: [Puck Daddy]
  • Pardini's blog angered Rick Tocchet and was warned not to become bleacher report, all in one day! Great, great stuff, man. Oh, the article says the place where the Spectrum should still be standing needs sports betting: [Hexys2Hander]
  • For DLJr: The 10 most absurd sentences from NHL teams' messages to their fans regarding the lockout: [Backhand Shelf]
  • If you didn't read Eric's zone entry data on the Wild yet, you should. You know it's good, and it's about the Wild, so you know it will result in entertainment. [NHLNumbers]
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