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Friday Morning Fly By: Cut Florida Some Slack. Or Just Mock Pittsburgh.

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

  • Recaps of last night's win: [BSH] [CSNPhilly] [Philly Sports Daily] [Flyers Faithful] [Inquirer] [Daily News] [] []
  • While it scared a lot of people, Claude Giroux blocking a shot is somehow indicative of this team's desire to win. Or something: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • An update for the weekend in Glens Falls, and sadly, Luke Pither is a man without a spot: []
  • NESN named Chris Pronger the third dirtiest player in the NHL: [Flyers Faithful]
  • An interview with the Phantoms new Executive Vice President: []
  • His new job presents lots of challenges. What it means for hockey in Glens Falls: []
  • Last night, there was a rare glimpse into Pronger and Ian Laperriere as hockey dads: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Sam Donnellon says Brian Boucher is an old car. That's a metaphor, but since Boucher is so awesome, it works: [Daily News]
  • The Senators traded Mike Fisher to the Predators for a 1st round pick and a conditional 2nd or 3rd: [] [On the Forecheck]
  • The trade was a difficult one for the Senators and their fans: []
  • The Penguins injury woes got worse, as Dustin Jeffrey left the game with a lower body injury: []
  • Sidney Crosby calls his concussion "scary", and says he "hopes" to play again this season: []
  • Why the Penguins are scary to the Flyers, since they keep winning despite all their injuries: []
  • How the voters ranked the Canadian teams jerseys. Not many surprises: [icethetics]
  • J.P. from Japer's Rink is now the father of a baby boy. Obligatory picture with Capitals gear: [JapersRink]
  • A guide for NHL players on how to never say anything interesting: [Down Goes Brown]
  • Remember when Gabe asked for people to track passes in hockey games? Yeah, he put up the first post of data. Simply put, it's incredible. Please, please, please take a look: [Behind the Net]
  • Lastly, looking at South Florida as a hockey market in completely different terms. Did you know that there were times when the Panthers outdrew such hockey hotbeds as Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, and Washington? Seriously, read this and click through to the full article: []