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Thursday Morning Fly By: Holmgren Comfortable With Leighton

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

  • Yesterday's Olympic scores... USA 2, SUI 0 - CAN 7, RUS 3 - FIN 2, CZE 0 - SVK 4, SWE 3
  • First, some important Flyers news. Paul Holmgren says he is "comfortable" riding Michael Leighton and Brian Boucher into the postseason. Ray Emery's injury status is still unknown, according to the GM. [CSN]
  • On the ladies side of the Olympic tournament, USA will face off against Canada tonight at 6:30 PM ET in the gold medal game. Win, ladies. Live on MSNBC.
  • The USA will play Finland at 3 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT on Friday in the first semifinal. Canada will play Slovakia in the second quarterfinal at 9:30 PM ET / 6:30 PM PT. The winners will go head to head in the gold medal game on Sunday at 3:15 PM ET. The bronze medal game is Saturday night.
  • Russia lost, but this is a pretty cool story via the CBC. The Russian delegation held a bubble hockey tournament to dish out their few tickers to the game against Canada on Wednesday night. [CBC]
  • Mike Milbury has been dishing out his typical dose of crazy during these Olympics. Last night he called the Russians 'Eurotrash'. Check out JR's face. [Puck Daddy]
  • .. and the night before, he said that Germany came to Vancouver to stand around and get pee'd on. JR's face is better in this one. [SB Nation]
  • While Russia is going home without a medal, the bigger upset yesterday may be Slovakia's win over defending gold medal winners Sweden. []
  • One guarantee in these Games: at least one Flyer will be coming home with a medal of some color, and there will be a story written about it in every single local publication.
  • This dude is in Vancouver watching hockey for two weeks. He's from Philly, and his name is The Fez. [Inquirer]
  • This week's edition of BSH Radio will be uploaded and available at some point today.