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Friday Morning Fly By: At Least the Phillies Won

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

  • Recaps from last night: [BSH] [CSNPhilly] [Philly Sports Daily] [Daily News] [Flyers Faithful]
  • I'd say this is a recap, but really, it's a rant with a paragraph recap: [The Checking Line]
  • The good news is that Ville Leino finally appears healthy: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • The defensemen aren't contributing offensively.  While true, I think it's more important that the forwards aren't contributing offensively: [NHL.com]
  • "What I saw last night was a less glaring example of the problem that has plagued the Rangers for years, and was brought to light last season when Dan Girardi didn't earn a 3rd Man In during the Gaborik-Carcillo fight." [Flyers Goal Scored By...]
  • Five things to watch for this weekend: [PostStar.com]
  • Speaking of the Phantoms, Tim McManus posted two stories from the paper's print-only preview edition. One is on Riley Cote, the other is on Ben Holmstrom, Mike Testwuide, and Andrew Rowe: [PostStar.com]
  • Joacim Eriksson stopped 19 of 21 shots, but got the loss: [euroflyers]
  • "There's this journalist in Philly, whom I couldn't stand. Because he's a moron... always skipped him in interviews, so he named me Silent Bob." - Robert Esche [euroflyers]
  • Simon Gagne is not off to a good start in Tampa - six games, zero points - which is a little concerning for him: [Tampa Bay Online]
  • Aggregated Week 2 Power Rankings: [From The Rink]
  • Mites on Ice doing snow angels? Mites on ice doing snow angels: [Puck Daddy]
  • Most teams want to rest their starters more, but the need to win tends to scrap that idea: [USATODAY]
  • Kerry Fraser says headshot rules need to go farther: [Montreal Gazette]
  • Upcoming NHL records and milestones - "Chris Pronger - Will not actually set any records or reach any milestones this season, but will somehow still wind up with all the other players' souvenir pucks." [Down Goes Brown]
  • Lastly, an auction will be held in support of a former trainer who had lukemia.  Check out the Chris Garner Benefit Auction: [Western College Hockey Blog]