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Friday Morning Fly By: Winter Classic hype grows, Richards shuns reporters, Sbisa likes Ducks

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Your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news...

  • Last night's NHL scores... WSH 5, ATL 4 - MTL 5, NYI 1 - NJD 4, NYR 2 - TBL 5, SJS 2 - NSH 6, OTT 5 (OT) - EDM 6, CBJ 4 - PHX 3, DET 2 - LAK 5, DAL 4 (OT)
  • We've got recaps of the Flyers 4-3 shootout win over the Bruins from Bill Meltzer, the Inquirer, CSN, Stanley Cup of Chowder, the Associated Press, WEEI Boston, the Flyers official site, and NHL.com
  • Sam Carchidi of the Inquirer talked about a little encounter Mike Richards had with reporters last night following the game. Apparently, the Captain is a little upset about questions surrounding the players and their penchant for Center City nightlife. Questions were raised last week when Joffrey Lupul was in town, and it's spilled over until now. Seems kinda like a fabricated bunch of nonsense to me, but nevertheless, here's the scoop. [Broad Street Bull]
  • With all the Winter Classic hype building thanks to last nights' game against Boston, the chatter continues about a future Classic in Pennsylvania against the Penguins. [CSN Philly]
  • Speaking of Lupul, his Anaheim teammate Luca Sbisa feels like he's played in SoCal for years. [Hockey's Future]
  • Flyers legend Bernie Parent spent some time Thursday as Gary Bettman's guest on Sirius XM's NHL Hour. Most of the discussion surrounded the Flyers' glory days. [NHL.com]
  • The Flyers brass had their eye on new acquisition Stefan Legein for quite some time. [Columbus Dispatch via Phila.Bright]
  • Some think that Legein simply needs a fresh start, and that he'll get that chance in the Philadelphia organization. [Globe & Mail]
  • Robert Esche on Team USA? If he gets his way. [ESPN]
  • Looks like Martin Biron almost went back to Buffalo this past offseason. [Buffalo News via Kukla]
  • CBC is considering scaling back their coverage of the Leafs' on Hockey Night in Canada [Toronto Star] and Leaf fans are getting defensive already. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • While Anthony SanFillippo is letting YOU PICK THE THREE STARS [Delco Times], Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News is pulling the covers off of the shady practice of a nightly selection ritual. [Dallas Stars Blog]