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Monday Morning Fly By: Lots of Prospect Updates and Stats Posts, Even for Traditionalists

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

  • The Phantoms lost to Syracuse 6-2 Saturday: []
  • But beat Bridgeport 5-1 behind some more stellar play by Brayden Schenn and Denis Hamel, while Tom Sestito had a great game as well: [Phantoms Forum]
  • The Flyers are in no hurry to call up Schenn: [Inquirer]
  • Wondering if Jaromir Jagr is still an asset: [Edmonton Journal]
  • Jakub Kovar stopped 28 of 31 shots in a 4-3 win on Saturday: [euroflyers]
  • And he followed it up with a 39 save shutout on Sunday: [euroflyers]
  • Niko Hovinen had a 19 save shutout on Friday: [billmeltzer]
  • And was then chased after giving up 4 goals on 12 shots in the first period Saturday: [euroflyers]
  • An early season prospect report: [The Hockey Guys]
  • Part three in looking at the Mike Richards and Jeff Carter trades, where you see just how good - and important - the pair were on the Flyers: [Driving Play]
  • Jeff Carter has a hairline fracture in his foot: [The Cannon]
  • A good look at the grey area in hockey, and why those arguing over headshots need to explain why the line should be drawn where they want it drawn: [Backhand Shelf]
  • I remember this being done last year, and it's still awesome: Looking at how much AHL teams spend on their rosters. Hint: the Phantoms are very, very highly paid: [The Copper & Blue]
  • Looking at ways to adjust Corsi for Zone Starts: [Driving Play]
  • I'm still skeptical about sharing posts explaining the limitations of non-traditional statistics - at least until people understand why they are so useful - but this is a good look at why Corsi can't be taken too literally: [Backhand Shelf]
  • I haven't gotten around to reviewing this year's Hockey Prospectus, but this might be my favorite review so far. And it's primarily for those who think they would never buy it: [The Cannon]