BOSTON MA - DECEMBER 11: Brian Boucher #33 of the Philadelphia Flyers is congratulated by teamamte Claude Giroux #28 after the overtime win against the Boston Bruins on December 11 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston Massachusetts. The Flyers defeated the Bruins 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes...
- Voting for the most-loved and most-disliked member of the Flyers over the last ten years has begun. First up is Giroux v. Boucher and Zherdev v. Brashear: [Flyers Faithful]
- Today's voting is Desjardins v. Pronger and Carcillo v. Briere, with a "Briere for Top Villain" intro by yours truly: [Flyers Faithful]
- In ranking the top-10 captain's all-time, Bobby Clarke comes in at #6: [NHL.com]
- Mark Messier is backing a rink plan modeled after the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation: [The Riverdale Press]
- Cam Charron with an excellent piece on revenue sharing and the death of the NHL's free market: [Backhand Shelf]
- In trying to identify the worst player in the NHL, Ellen Etchingham stumbled upon the Edmonton problem: four of the top-10 candidates for worst player in the NHL were on Edmonton's fourth line. Great piece as usual: [Backhand Shelf]