Thursday Morning Fly By: More hockey; everyone wins.

Bruce Bennett

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

*The Rangers held on to beat the Kings 2-1 last night and send the series back to LA. [SB Nation]

*Sean Couturier underwent surgery for a sports hernia this week and everything went swimmingly. [Flyers]

*Ron Hextall made his very first move as GM, signing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to an NHL contract. [CSN Philly] [Flyers]

*Hexy has also reportedly discussed a possible trade with Vincent Lecavalier's agent. [The Score]

*Meltzer on potential draftee Julius Honka. [Hockeybuzz]

*Sarah Baicker on which ex-Flyers she'd want back on the team. [CSN Philly]

*Justin Williams has proven himself to be Mr. Clutchtime these playoffs. [Daily News]

*Should the Flyers go after Dustin Penner? [The Hockey Writers]

*Sports Illustrated argues that NHL's status as a niche league is a good thing. [Sports Illustrated]

*The Kings were very good this postseason but they were also very, very lucky. [Jewels From The Crown]

*The top ten compliance buyout candidates. [The Hockey Writers]

*Drew Doughty says he could see the San Jose Sharks worried about a Kings comeback during their series. [The Globe & Mail]

*For you video game fans, a hands-on impression EA Sports' new NHL15. [Operation Sports]

*Awkward photos of Gary Bettman and random celebrities because it's hilarious. [NYMag]

*And finally, Doc Emrick's play by play bible is...incredible. [Yahoo Hockey]

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