Thursday Morning Fly By: Henrik Lundqvist is still ugly.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

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

*Kurt looks at Sean Couturier's '13-'14 season, in which the center saw more of an increased role on the team. [BSH]

*Ron Hextall says resigning Brayden Schenn is his first priority. [CSN Philly]

*Meltzer with a Worlds update; the tournament begins single-elimination games today. [Hockeybuzz]

*Eric T. on why we shouldn't make snap judgements when evaluating players. [Outnumbered]

*Nashville's Pekka Rinne may well be Team Canada's biggest obstacle heading into the medal rounds. [NHL.com]

*The Champions League will return to European hockey next year, but there will be no KHL. [SB Nation]

*Henrik Lundqvist wants to make it to his first Stanley Cup final so bad he can taste it. [Toronto Sun]

*The Montreal Canadiens have themselves a little Thomas Vanek problem at the moment. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

*The one that got away has come back to haunt the Habs this series. [FiveThirtyEight]

*Brad Marsh on the histories of the Memorial and Allan Cups. [Hockeybuzz]

*Ryan Miller and the myth of the savior goalie. [The Hockey Writers]

*The Toronto hockey world continues to reject analytics; hilarity ensues. [Pension Plan Puppets] [mc79hockey]

*Paul Stewart on three rule book changes that would instantly improve the game. [Huffington Post]

*The Penguins could end up blowing up their team this summer, which if we're being honest would be fun to watch. [Pensburgh]

*And the man doing the blowing up could very well be Pierre McGuire. Which would just be so delicious. [Puck Daddy]

*Apparently it's a faux pas to wear the jersey of a player younger than you? Seems dubious. [The Hockey News]

*And finally, a Doc Emrick soundboard. Have fun. [Deadspin]

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