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Monday Morning Fly By: Sorry For Reminding You About the Guardian Project

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

  • Claude Giroux is the first Flyer since Eric Lindros to lead (in Giroux's case, tie for the lead) in scoring this late into the season: [CSNPhilly]
  • Jaromir Jagr is having a positive effect on the Flyers power play: [Inquirer]
  • The Phantoms beat Norfolk 5-1 on Friday: [Phantoms Forum]
  • Johan Backlund made the start for ECHL Trenton yesterday and Matt Bernot was there to cover it: [The Checking Line]
  • But then lost to Norfolk 2-1 on Saturday: [PostStar]
  • Jakub Kovar stopped 38 of 40 shots in a 3-2 win Friday: [euroflyers]
  • And followed it up with 28 saves on 30 shots, then 3 of 4 in a 3-2 shootout win: [euroflyers]
  • Where is Brad Marsh now? [CSNPhilly]
  • Realignment! A new four-division plan is scheduled to be voted on today or tomorrow: [SBNation.com] [CSNPhilly] [Puck Daddy] [Inquirer] [Daily News]
  • Why the plan might pass: [SBNation.com]
  • The Flyers lead the league (although I don't remember them recalling Stefan Legein, so maybe they're second) in AHL call-ups this year: [SJICECAPS.COM]
  • In his first game back after possibly being concussed by Milan Lucic, Ryan Miller got run by Jordin Tootoo: [Puck Daddy]
  • Another look at Pekka Rinne and his comparables shows Nashville made a bad decision: [Brodeur is a Fraud]
  • So the Guardian Project is being blamed for a tech firm losing millions of dollars. I don't know if I buy it - a contract to be paid based on success? Horrible idea - but still, Guardian Project failures. Enjoy: [Puck Daddy]
  • Columbus is one of the historically bad expansion franchises in the NHL: [The Copper & Blue]
  • Saying goodbye to fired NHL coaches: [Down Goes Brown]
  • Eric wonders if focusing on score-tied results creates a bias due to team strength: [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Lastly, this is one of those pieces you open and don't read for weeks due to its length, but it's a fantastic, fantastic look at Derek Boogaard's road to the NHL and one you won't want to leave unread. Part one of a three part series: [NYTimes.com]