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Friday Morning Fly By: Welcome HuckNZ to the Drunken Masthead Debauchery

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

  • Recaps of last night's win: [BSH] [CSNPhilly] [The700level.com] [Inquirer] [Flyer Files] [delcotimes.com] [Daily News] [Philly Sports Daily] Video: [Frequent Flyers]
  • Chris Pronger left last night's game after being struck in the hand by a puck. Early word is MRI negative: [Philly Sports Daily] [Daily News]
  • Claude Giroux had himself quite a "ridiculous" game last night: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Ugh. Andrej Meszaros is "clutch". If you believe in that sort of thing. Or Al Montoya fell, whichever: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • hahaha, 3 minutes of not-really-play-by-play of a Flyers PK from last night. If you like assholes - and we know you do, you ^don't^ read us me - you'll want to listen. Oh, beware the cursing: [Flyers Goal Scored By...]
  • The Sons of Ben invaded the Wells Fargo Center again last night: [Brotherly Game]
  • Sadly, Oskars Bartulis is officially out for the year with a shoulder injury: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • In honor of Bartulis, Ben Rothenberg put together a tribute video for our Wolf of the Sea: [BSH]
  • In response, the Flyers "have inquired" about Adam Foote: [Frequent Flyers]
  • Nikolay Zherdev cleared waivers, but remains with the team. For now. [Frequent Flyers] [Philly Sports Daily] [CSNPhilly] [Flyers Faithful]
  • Looking at why Ville Leino and Zherdev had different results in Philly: [Flyers Faithful]
  • A very thorough update on the Phantoms, including Zherdev, Walker, Rowe, Bourdon, Leighton, and more. Oh, and Derian Hatcher: [PostStar.com]
  • The Penguins acquired Alex Kovalev for... basically nothing: [SBNation.com]
  • After Mario Lemieux put in a good word for Kovalev: [SBNation.com]
  • The Hurricanes got Cory Stillman from Florida: [Canes Country]
  • The Ducks got Dan Ellis in exchange for Curtis McElhinney: [SBNation.com]
  • While the Canadiens acquired Brent Sopel: [Habs Eyes On The Prize]
  • And the Stars' asking price for Brad Richards is either laugh out loud, ridiculously high, or this isn't what they are actually asking for: [SBNation.com]
  • A good quote from Paul Bissonnette in an article about Jody Shelley and his 60 stitches: "You have to bring that extra energy, because a lot of guys when they’re playing 15, 20 minutes a night, they don’t have time to come in and make jokes and entertain people."
  • Not for the squeamish - though it isn't bloody particularly clear - but Ryan O`Byrne got his face sliced by Taylor Hall's skate. Almost another Clint Malarchuk/Richard Zednik: [Puck Daddy]
  • Arguing that the Flyers should acquire Tomas Vokoun. I am inclined to agree. By trading two players from the NHL roster, both of whom are 24 years old or younger. I strongly disagree: [Hockey Prospectus]
  • Arguing that the trade deadline - well, the act of trading in general, really - is immoral. An interesting take that I'm not sure I agree with: [The Copper & Blue]
  • The Predators confirmed they will have a new jersey next year: [icethetics]
  • Ever wonder what official NHL trade calls sound like? Wonder no more: [Down Goes Brown]
  • Expected zone shift leaders for the last 4 years: [Behind the Net]
  • This will ruffle some feathers: Debunking the theory of "chemistry", claiming it doesn't exist: [The Copper & Blue]
  • As you may have heard by now, HuckNZ is now on the masthead. Congratulations to him. Now go read his fanpost on luck, coinflips, and slackers. Oh, it's about the Devils too: [BSH]