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Monday Morning Fly By: Lots of Prospect Updates

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

  • Peter Laviolette sees his fantasy come true as he will coach in the All-Star game: [delcotimes.com]
  • Despite success, the Flyers may not have may All-Stars: [NHL.com]
  • Though Danny Briere appears to be the one most likely to make it: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Lots of praise to James van Riemsdyk over the weekend, and most of it goes to his improved skating: [delcotimes.com] [CSNPhilly]
  • Jakub Kovar recorded 23 saves for his 3rd shutout of the season on Sunday: [euroflyers]
  • Andrei Popov recorded an assist on Friday: [euroflyers] and followed it up with his 8th goal of the year later in the weekend: [euroflyers]
  • Similar to SanFilippo's story last week comes another story on Brian Boucher and his long journey back to the NHL: [Daily News]
  • Mid-term grades for the Flyers: [In The Room]
  • Aggregated Power Rankings see Vancouver take the top spot: [From The Rink]
  • An interesting look at the Flyers trading history, in that they like to acquire players taken with the draft picks they traded: [Bleacher Report]
  • Which current Flyers have scored the most career goals against the Flyers: [Forsythe and the Flyers]
  • Another installment of Stefan Legein making fun of Danny Syvret: "Don't worry dave, drew doughty can't touch your ahl numbers @" [stefanlegein]
  • At the half-way point, Paul Holmgren falls to GM of the Year Runner-up, but they added an interesting sentence: "Holmgren also deserves credit for signing Nikolay Zherdev as a free agent last summer." [NHL.com]
  • Another installment of NHL Equivalencies of all players drafted in recent years. In 2010, Brendan Ranford shines: [The Copper & Blue]
  • And in the 2009 edition, Eric Wellwood sees himself behind such highly-touted prospects as Tye McGinn and Dave Labrecque (sarcasm) [The Copper & Blue]
  • The Arizona shooting tragically included former-Phillies' Manager Dallas Green's granddaughter: [CSNPhilly] [Philly Sports Daily] [Phillies Nation] [The700Level.com] [The Good Phight]
  • Lastly, for you Sami Kapanen fans: He received a pretty awesome painting valued at $20,000 [euroflyers] and you can zoom in and check out the details: [euroflyers]