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Monday Morning Fly By: Nobody Hurts Matt Calvert and Gets Away With It

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

  • Peter Laviolette has a lot of trust in Sean Couturier and Matt Read: [Inquirer]
  • Wayne Simmonds is finding a role on the team already: [CSNPhilly]
  • The Phantoms beat Connecticut 6-3 behind goals from Eric Wellwood, Kevin Marshall, Oskars Bartulis, Luke Pither, Denis Hamel, and Mike Testwuide. Brayden Schenn had two assists: [PostStar.com] [Postgame]
  • Tim McManus links us to the Phantoms opening night video: [PSPhantoms]
  • Danny Syvret ripped a slapper from the top of the circle, which was surely going top shelf, but it hit a stick in front and resulted in an assist instead of a goal: [pjstar.com]
  • Niko Hovinen stopped 21 of 22 shots in a 4-1 win: [euroflyers]
  • Ranking the Flyers top-20 prospects using NHL Equivalencies: [Flyers Faithful]
  • The Flyers and Maple Leafs: Not so different after all? [Down Goes Spezza]
  • Friday night, Jeff Carter was on the ice for 10 Blue Jackets scoring chances. And 0 scoring chances against. [The Cannon]
  • GASP! Matt Calvert took a stick to the face! This is a travesty and cannot be acceptable: [Puck Daddy] Oh, Bouchard was suspended two games because of it? Not enough, but better than nothing: [Puck Daddy]
  • Dion Phaneuf absolutely crushed Stephane Da Costa with an open ice hit: [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy]
  • Mike Cammalleri was sliced by a skate. Always scary: [Puck Daddy]
  • The Coyotes have a pretty wicked ad campaign playing off the fact that they might not stay in Phoenix for long: [Puck Daddy]
  • Last year's playoffs was the first time since the lockout where three of the final four teams had goaltenders in the top-ten in regular season save percentage: [The Copper & Blue]
  • So Steve Mason is pretty terrible. Here's another look at how terrible: [Hockey Prospectus]
  • Predicting the standings for all 30 NHL teams: [The Copper & Blue]