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Friday Morning Fly By: Canadiens Game Day, More Emery News, and Betts Extension

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

  • Last night's NHL scores... OTT 6 - WAS 5; CAR 4 - BUF 3 (OT); BOS 5 - TB 4; SJ 3 - DET 2 (SO); VAN 3 - FLA 0; DAL 3 - CAL 1; EDM 3 - LA 2 (SO)
  • Reminder, tonight's Canadiens game is at 6:00 pm. [Philly.com] [DelCoTimes]
  • The Flyers are still tied for 7th in the East.
  • The big story is still Ray Emery's injury. [Inquirer] [Daily News] [DelCoTimes] [The700Level] [DelcoTimes]
  • A quote that should make you scratch your head: "The idea is to take these three weeks to strengthen the area and the muscles around that area. We are hoping this will be the right way to go." [CSNPhilly]
  • The Flyers have signed Blair Betts to a two-year contract extension at $700,000 per year. [BSH] [FanShot] [philabright] [CSNPhilly]
  • In case you missed it, the Flyers put their new pre-game video online. Here it is with reaction: [The700Level]
  • A story about shift times: "Bottom line: as Tyler said, nothing good is going to happen once you've been on the ice for a minute." [Behind The Net]
  • The round-robin game between the U.S. and Canada is on MSNBC, not NBC.  "From a demographic, sponsorship and ratings perspective, NBC has every reason not to put the game on its broadcast network. But in the context of other culture clashes with hockey fans, NBC's decision damages its relationship with that audience." [Puck Daddy]
  • Oh, because I can and I'm proud of this, the notion that James van Riemsdyk is "clearly the 12th of 12 forwards" and "doesn't contribute anything at this point" is refuted at least by the fact that he's outperforming Scott Hartnell, on the year, in the last 10 games, in the last 15 games, and in the last 27 games.
  • Lastly, a pretty sweet Phanatic snowman. [The700Level]