Friday Morning Fly By: Well that wasn't pretty.

Drew Hallowell

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

*After waiting all those days for the return of Flyers hockey that was a bit of a letdown eh? Yeah. Let's pretend it never happened. Obligatory recaps: [BSH] [CSN Philly] [Inquirer]

*ASF on why it's clutch time for the Flyers. [Flyers]

*Meltzer on blowout losses. [Hockeybuzz]

*Part two of the Daily News profile of Samuel Morin. [Daily News]

*Wrapping up the Midterm 25 Under 25 series. [BSH]

*A look at what the Flyers need to contend for the Cup. [Inquirer]

*The most recent roundup of NHL trade rumors. [BSH]

*Martin Erat wants out of Washington. [Washington Post]

*What Martin St. Louis' trade demand says about him. [Backhand Shelf]

*It's time for the Maple Leafs to say goodbye to Phil Kessel because he's the worst. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*Sean McIndoe looks at why the NHL trade market is so ... boring lately. [Grantland]

*The New Jersey Devils plan to be buyers at the deadline. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Which players on a team's roster are expected to try the hardest in practice? [Backhand Shelf]

*This article is satire, right? Because "[the Flyers] will ignore ... the routine disappearances of captain Claude Giroux..." is hilarious. [Ed. note: Marcus Hayes article. Click at your own peril.] [Daily News]

*And finally, set your DVRs, kids. Sean Avery is going to be on Dancing With The Stars. [Puck Daddy]

will ignore the fragility and speed dropoff of defenseman Kimmo Timonen; the routine disappearances of captain Claude Giroux
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20140227_Don_t_expect_a_championship_anytime_soon.html#43rrBTxlFtYvDxoy.99
will ignore the fragility and speed dropoff of defenseman Kimmo Timonen; the routine disappearances of captain Claude Giroux
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20140227_Don_t_expect_a_championship_anytime_soon.html#43rrBTxlFtYvDxoy.99
will ignore the fragility and speed dropoff of defenseman Kimmo Timonen; the routine disappearances of captain Claude Giroux
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20140227_Don_t_expect_a_championship_anytime_soon.html#43rrBTxlFtYvDxoy.99
will ignore the fragility and speed dropoff of defenseman Kimmo Timonen; the routine disappearances of captain Claude Giroux
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20140227_Don_t_expect_a_championship_anytime_soon.html#43rrBTxlFtYvDxoy.99
will ignore the fragility and speed dropoff of defenseman Kimmo Timonen; the routine disappearances of captain Claude Giroux
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20140227_Don_t_expect_a_championship_anytime_soon.html#43rrBTxlFtYvDxoy.99
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