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Friday Morning Fly By: Narratives Have Pushed Me Round the Bend

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

  • Recaps of the game where Ilya Bryzgalov inspired so much confidence in his team that they proceeded to play down to the level of their competition. Maybe that's the wrong narrative. See what the "correct" ones are here: [BSH] [Japers' Rink] [Philly Sports Daily] [Orange and Black Pack] [CSNPhilly] [Inquirer] [Meltzer's Musings] [NHL Hot Stove] [Flyers Faithful] [delcotimes.com] [The Checking Line] [Daily News]
  • When reading post-game comments from Danny Briere, play a fun little game called "What if Mike Richards said this?": [Philly Sports Daily]
  • The changing of lines is not an excuse the Flyers are willing to use: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Kimmo Timonen took a puck to the hand and is a bit sore: [CSNPhilly]
  • The Flyers had a difficult start to the year, which would have been a great excuse if they started poorly. But since they didn't, "it might be the best thing possible for this team". Amazing how results change perception: [CSNPhilly]
  • Chris Pronger being healthy is huge for the Flyers. Which makes me wish he was given games off throughout the year: [NHL Hot Stove]
  • Wondering if Brayden Schenn being promoted hurts the development of Sean Couturier: [Inquirer]
  • A great look at the USHL and how the Flyers are buying into the players from there: [delcotimes.com]
  • Gary Dornhoefer was well respected in his playing days. Here are some great quotes from George Plimpton's Open Net: [Flyers Goal Scored By...]
  • An open letter to Zac Rinaldo on how he can become an effective NHLer during his time in the AHL: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Speaking of Zac Rinaldo, he's off talking about the skill he has inside of him that has never been allowed out. He even said, "They gave me a chance and I took it and ran with it." Uh, are you still talking about that "skill"? [PostStar.com]
  • A nice piece on why AHL teams need more Garrett Roe and less Brayden Schenn: [PostStar.com]
  • Mayor of Negadelphia Jack McCaffery would like you to know that the Flyers aren't good enough yet: [delcotimes.com]
  • Many Capitals said they are happy Jaromir Jagr returned to the NHL: [The Washington Post]
  • Running down the changes in goaltender equipment for the new season: [ESPN]
  • Comparing NHL Center Ice and NHL GameCenter Live: [SBNation.com]
  • Corey Pronman wraps up his three-part series on how he would fix the NHL's development ladder: [Hockey Prospectus]
  • Milestones within reach: [Down Goes Brown]