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Monday Morning Fly By: Shelley Hearing and Pither's Emergence

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

  • Jody Shelley has a disciplinary hearing this morning: [Frequent Flyers] [CSNPhilly] [Daily News]
  • But is the hit like Randy Jones' hit on Patrice Bergeron from three years ago? [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Another story saying the time for players like Shelley has passed, and Nik Zherdev can easily be a 4th line winger: [Flyers Goal Scored By...]
  • The Phantoms lost 2-1 on Saturday, and here's the live blog: []
  • They followed that up with a 4-3 loss to Connecticut, but: "Luke Pither remained a bright spot, scoring a goal for the second straight game and three goals in his last four...Going to be hard to drop him from the top line when Jon Kalinski returns from injury." WOOOOOOOOO []
  • Why can't Adirondack do this? The Whale put up a 6 minute video of game highlights on YouTube: [ConnecticutWhalers]
  • After that loss, the Phantoms have gone 47 games without winning two in a row: [PSPhantoms]
  • Jakub Kovar stopped 26 of 28 shots as his team rolled to a 10-2 win: [euroflyers]
  • Joacim Eriksson stopped 17 of 18 in a 4-1 win on Friday: [euroflyers]
  • A great story, including an interview, on Ray Emery trying to return to professional hockey: [Daily News]
  • An auction of Michael Leighton's favorite things, including ketchup potato chips. And his glove. And some other things: [NHL Auctions]
  • Trying to decide what "respect" is in today's NHL. The CODE? Nah, the other kind. [From the Rink]
  • Mike Richards has been the third best "heavy lifter" in the NHL over the past three years. Don't know what it means? Follow the link. Hint: Richards is a study [Hockey Prospectus]
  • Lastly: