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Thursday Morning Fly By: Brendan Ranford Needs Attention

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

  • Nic Riopel started for the Phantoms last night. They (shockingly!) lost, 2-1: [] Game notes, with video of Mike Testwuide getting in a great fight. []
  • Tonight's game will be on NHL Network in the U.S. []
  • Frank Seravalli takes up Travis' story that Peter Laviolette doesn't rest his starter. [Daily News]
  • Wondering who the odd man out is in goal when Michael Leighton returns: [Flyer Files]
  • Ed Snider donated $5.5 million to fix three city rinks: [Inquirer]
  • Chris Pronger tried to steal the puck on Tuesday night again. Brilliant: [Puck Daddy]
  • Brendan Ranford won the CHL player of the week. For those unfamiliar, that's the entire Major Juniors, not just one league within them. Joe Biden would say that's a big deal: [potnoodlez]
  • What exactly is luck? Great look here: [Behind The Net]
  • Scoring chances from Saturday's game against the Panthers: [Litter Box Cats]
  • A fantastic look at the next step in advanced stats in hockey. Imagine touches. My favorite? Battle Percentage. [The Copper & Blue]
  • Lastly, a great look at the teams with many long-term contracts. And those that don't: [Flyers Goal Scored By...]