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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Finally Some Actual Hockey to Talk About

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

  • Jim Jackson is back with his five thoughts, talking about Giroux, Pronger, and Bryzgalov. Just to counter his point about the Flyers playing well without Pronger, Eric's Corsi graph: [CSNPhilly]
  • A translated interview with Jaromir Jagr on how he doesn't care about points: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Wondering when Jakub Voracek is going to breakout: [Orange and Black Pack]
  • Niko Hovinen stopped 24 of 25 shots in a 4-1 win: [euroflyers]
  • Profiling Tyler Hostetter: [The Checking Line]
  • Updating Allentown's plans for the new arena shows a vision that reminds me of Philly Live! or whatever the Spectrum was demolished for: [mcall.com]
  • On Eric Lindros in the Alumni game and how Wayne Gretzky responded to a text message: [ESPN]
  • After ten games, do we really know anything about NHL teams? [Backhand Shelf]
  • Looking at previous realignments to see if we can learn anything: [SBNation.com]
  • Courtesy of Ben, the video for the official song of the 2011 IIHF World Championships: 1) was by a former Slovak Eurovision entrant; 2) features clips of the Latvian team and the word "wolves"; 3) was filmed in Andrej Meszaros' home town and includes a clearly visible Flyers logo around the 2:35 mark: [YouTube]
  • Point/counterpoint on Brendan Shanahan and the new rule of law in the NHL: [Flyers Faithful]
  • The beginning of an app where you can search any player or team's shots and goals by location from the last 3 seasons: [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Gary Bettman had another Halloween party: [Down Goes Brown]
  • BSH Radio 45 is coming. I wonder what Ben and Travis could possibly have talked about yesterday.