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Thursday Morning Fly By: Gagne Returns

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

  • Simon Gagne returns to Philadelphia tonight.  Some interesting quotes from him and Danny Briere: [CSNPhilly] [Philly Sports Daily] [delcotimes.com] [Daily News] [The700level]
  • A pretty solid recap of Gagne's tenure in Philly: [Flyers Goal Scored By...]
  • The full transcript of Anthony SanFilippo's conference call with Gagne: [In The Room]
  • Presented without comment: "Tampa is in Montreal tonight. RT @BroadStBull: Simon Gagne has been robbed twice tonight by Pens G Marc-Andre Fleury. #Flyers" [BroadStHockey]
  • We were almost mentioned in the New York Times, but Ian Laperriere says he loves the "Put on Your Lappy Face" available in our store: [NYTimes.com]
  • Arguing that there's still time for Holmgren to right his wrong and sign Bill Guerin: [Flyers Goal Scored By...]
  • Using points per million to determine Paul Holmgren is underperforming his fellow General Managers: [The Copper & Blue]
  • The Flyers Wives Carnival pre-sale is underway: [FlyersCharities]
  • Looking at the curious case of how the Flyers handled Michael Leighton's injury: [SB Nation Philly]
  • How the Chris Pronger trade is rebuilding the Ducks: [Sporting News]
  • Saturday's game against the Penguins has been moved to a 6 pm start: [NHLFlyers]
  • And if you were planning on going to the Phillies game after, here are directions on how to get to Citizen's Bank... in Germantown. Seriously: [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Dallas Stars are not ashamed of blatantly selling sex.  And I'm not ashamed of sharing it.  Here's NHL.com video of their ice girls in bikinis for their annual "Lake Day": [Puck Daddy]
  • Lastly, and completely non-Flyers related, wondering aloud if Scott Franzke could be announcing Texas Rangers games next year.  I think I'll cry if that happens: [Phillies Nation]