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Thursday Morning Fly By: The Phantoms Go Streaking

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

  • The Phantoms beat Albany in a shootout last night, 3-2. It's their 4th straight win, and their 7th win in 9 tries. Recap: [PostStar.com] Live Blog: [PostStar.com] Post Game Notes & Quotes: [PostStar.com]
  • Chris Pronger was cleared to resume skating yesterday: [Frequent Flyers] [Philly Sports Daily] [Forsythe and the Flyers]
  • And the team is tired of hearing about poor defensive performances: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • A good little anecdote here about John Stevens and the Flyers current subpar special teams in here: [In The Room]
  • Also from SanFilippo, a fantastic interview with Brian Boucher regarding his role, Leighton's waiving, and his career: [AnthonySan37]
  • And the amazing story which came out of it: [delcotimes.com]
  • Imagining Holmgren's conversation with Michael Leighton as an episode of Full House, with Ed Snider as Danny, Holmgren as DJ, and Leighton as Stephanie. [Flyers Goal Scored By...]
  • The Flyers - Blackhawks game on the 23rd will be NBC's Game of the Week: [Flyer Files]
  • Peter Laviolette is not even thinking about the possibility that he coaches in the All-Star Game: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Another story on how good Mike Richards is at playing the tough minutes: he's 4th in the NHL over the past three years in the "Heavy Lifter Index" [Hockey Prospectus]
  • The Flyers will try to be more consistent the rest of the season. Sounds familiar, no? [CSNPhilly]
  • Could the Southeast send four teams to the playoffs this year? [Puck Daddy]
  • Another installment of my BCS-type Power Rankings: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Ever see a puck get split in half on a goalpost? Watch one here: [Puck Daddy]
  • Is the Sharks defense actually worse this year than last? [Behind The Net]
  • Part two of the East v. West debate, with more reasoning for why the West is no longer clearly better: [Objective NHL]