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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Leights Out

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

  • So, uh, the Flyers put Michael Leighton on waivers yesterday: [BSH] [SBNation.com] [SB Nation Philly] [In The Room] [CSNPhilly] [Puck Daddy] [Flyers.NHL] [The700Level.com] [Philly Sports Daily] [Inquirer] [PostStar.com] [delcotimes.com]
  • Pretty succinct post regarding the news: [Behind The Net] In case you don't remember why he feels that way, here's a walk down memory lane.
  • The transcript of Paul Holmgren's conference call with the media: [Flyer Files] [Philly Sports Daily] [Frequent Flyers] and the audio: [AnthonySan37]
  • Could/should the Blue Jackets claim him? [The Cannon]
  • More importantly and much more likely, how about the Islanders? Rick DiPietro did leave last night's game with an injury, now believed to be mild. Still, it's DiPietro: [Puck Daddy]
  • Who else could claim Leighton? [Philly Sports Daily]
  • An in-depth look at the Flyers recent road swing: [Flyer Files]
  • Fascinating numbers from Frank Seravalli: "Gustafsson earned $29,032 for his 6 days on the Flyers’ roster. His season salary back in the AHL is $67,500." [Frequent Flyers]
  • Taking a closer look at all that happened today which effects the Phantoms: [PostStar.com]
  • Erik Gustafsson was returned to the Phantoms and Brian Stewart was named AHL Player of the Week: [PostStar.com]
  • Andrei Popov scored his 7th goal of the season yesterday, ranking third on his team: [euroflyers]
  • Simon Bertilsson isn't playing much in the World Juniors Championships because he's playing through a shoulder injury. [euroflyers]
  • Interesting note (no, I don't hate him) that Brendan Ranford set a career high in goals during his 39th game of the year. That's nearly double his previous years' output. [potnoodlez]
  • Speaking of Brian Stewart and Brendan Ranford, along with Tye McGinn, they star in this week's North American Prospect Report: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Half-way through the season, who has surprised? Who has disappointed? No Flyers on either list, actually. [From The Rink]
  • How about the best fights through the first half of the season? [Behind The Net]
  • The Winter Classic was the highest rated regular season game since 1975: [SBNation.com]
  • Lastly, how about Columbus hosting next year's Winter Classic at Ohio Stadium? [SBNation.com]