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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Blitzkrieg of Versteeg Intrigue Fatigues the League

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

  • So the Flyers acquired Kris Versteeg for their 1st and their 3rd round pick: [BSH] [CSNPhilly] [Philly Sports Daily] [Frequent Flyers] [The700Level.com] [Puck Daddy] [Inquirer] [delcotimes.com] [Flyer Files] [Flyers Faithful] [Flyers Goal Scored By...] [Forsythe and the Flyers]
  • A good look at the trade, with analysis worthy of its own bullet: [Daily News]
  • Versteeg stopped off and gave an interview on his way to Tampa: [BSH]
  • Peter Laviolette talks about Versteeg. Transcripts: [BSH] [Philly Sports Daily] [NHL.com] [CSNPhilly] [Flyer Files]
  • A compilation of various reactions to the trade, including Matt Carle on his Twitter: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • What Laviolette might do. Why Whyno loves Carcillo and hates Nodl is beyond me. It's okay, Stephen! Defense is good too: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Which means the lines that Lavy reverted to yesterday morning are probably worthless. But here they are anyway: [Flyer Files]
  • Apparently, Versteeg has some personality. Some great videos here: [The700Level.com]
  • Brian Burke - not surprisingly - is happy with the return: [NHL.com]
  • Oh, by the way, the Flyers play the Lightning tonight. They have some work to do: [CSNPhilly]
  • It won't be easy, but at least they'll have Versteeg to help them solve the Lightning: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • A photo gallery from the Phantoms loss to Binghamton on Sunday: [PostStar.com]
  • Ray Emery took to the ice for his first practice on Monday. Good for him: [NHL.com]
  • Looking at every event from the Red Wings - Blackhawks 3rd period on December 17th. More fascinating information: [Behind The Net]
  • Fantastic work in trying to find out what people think of the Lightning jerseys, including season-ticket holder opinions: [Raw Charge]
  • It's Hockey Week Across Philadelphia this week, and Bob Kelly will be very busy: [CSNPhilly]
  • While it likely no longer involves the Flyers, bubble teams who go on a run will impact the trade deadline: [SBNation.com]
  • Lastly, the North American Prospect Weekly Report, starring Mike Testwuide, Tyler Hostetter, and Erik Gustafsson: [Flyers Faithful]