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Monday Morning Fly By: Ready to Watch People Overreact Today?

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

  • Reminder: at 2 p.m. today, Travis will be live chatting with Frank Seravalli of the Daily News. Be sure to stop in here: [Frequent Flyers]
  • A source says the Flyers are looking for a "soft" deal. Whatever that means: [CSNPhilly]
  • The Phantoms beat Worcester 2-1 in a shootout on Saturday: Recap [PostStar.com] Live Updates: [PostStar.com] Video Highlights: [TheAHL.com]
  • Then beat up the Binghamton Senators 5-2 on Sunday, led by three rookies: Mike Testwuide, Ben Holmstrom, and Eric Wellwood. Live Updates: [PostStar.com] Post-Game Notes and Quotes: [PostStar.com]
  • Sean O`Donnell talks about his first Carnival: [CSNPhilly]
  • Claude Giroux once again gets compared to Peter Forsberg, this time by Simon Gagne: [NHL.com]
  • Andrew Rowe scored for Greenville on Saturday, while Nic Riopel made 24 saves for his second shutout of the season: [PSPhantoms]
  • The season is over for Denis Bodrov, and he finished the playoffs with 2 assists, a minus-2, and over 20 minutes per game: [euroflyers]
  • Meanwhile, Joonas Lehtivuori was a team-worst minus-4 in a 5-2 loss on Saturday: [euroflyers]
  • Hey, whata-ya-know. NHL.com says Paul Holmgren is GM of the year at the three-quarter pole. (Yes, they're still doing these.) [NHL.com]
  • The Capitals claimed Marco Sturm off waivers and waived D.J. King: [Japers' Rink]
  • The Blue Jackets claimed Craig Rivet: [The Cannon]
  • The Ducks acquired Brian McGratton from Boston. Why do you care? They sent David Laliberte to the Bruins as part of the deal: [GlobeKPD]
  • 2003 Draft Bust Hugh Jessiman (the only first round pick from that year who had yet to play in the NHL) finally played his first NHL game: [SBNation.com]
  • Video of Donald Brashear going off in what is called a Quebec Senior League: [Flyers Goal Scored By...]
  • Looking at the physical growth of goons over the years: [Behind the Net]
  • Lastly, a great article on NHL teams stashing large salaried mistakes in the AHL: [WSJ.com]