Thursday Morning Fly By: And lo the Flyers did return home to light many mups.

Bruce Bennett

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

*What an excellent homecoming from the boys last night. Andrej Meszaros had three points! Zac Rinaldo scored a goal! It was nuts. RECAP!

*The Flyers have shown over the past few weeks that, if nothing else, they're capable of coming back when they're down. [Philly.com]

*Part one of a midseason scoring chance review from BSHer RedWire. [BSH]

*Taking a look at Phantoms goaltender Cal Heeter. [Flyers Faithful]

*Kurt delves a little deeper into the "less-Giroux-equals-more-wins" theory that has been kicking around recently. [BSH]

*When examined medically, the injury Brayden Schenn suffered the other night could have been really bad. He got lucky. [Undisclosed Injury]

*Matt Read most definitely has a concussion, which is terrible news.[Flyers] [CSN Philly]

*Kimmo Timonen is proud to be old enough to represent his country at the Olympics for the fifth time. [Daily News]

*On who's winning the NHL Awards race midway through the season. [Puck Daddy]

*Brad Marsh on the Winter Classic, World Juniors, and the Olympic rosters. [Hockeybuzz]

*A former player elaborates on the differences between playing on Olympic and NHL-sized ice rinks. [Backhand Shelf]

*Every team in the NHL has now been represented by a player who has spoken on behalf of LGBT athletes, team staff, coaches and fans. Hooray! [You Can Play]

*A review of Team USA's defense and goaltending at the World Juniors, with some kind words for Anthony Stolarz. [United States of Hockey]

*Jack Johnson is mad about being left off of the Team USA roster; blames his coach. [BlueJackets Xtra]

*Speaking of the Olympics...the NHL is already casting doubt on whether players will be allowed to play in 2018. [Wall Street Journal]

*It would seem that Olympic GMs used NHL rules to build their rosters for Sochi. That was dumb, this is why. [SB Nation]

*Breaking down the Olympic rosters by the numbers to see which teams the analytics favor. [Five for Howling]

*You know what would be cool? If there could be trades made between Olympic rosters. [Grantland]

*And finally, Jim Jackson made a little slip. Hilarity ensued. [BSH]

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