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Monday Morning Fly By: What Can't We Argue About Today?

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Look at the kid in the first row. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Look at the kid in the first row. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

  • Tim Panaccio is reporting that Ville Leino has been offered two contracts, both for $3 million cap hits, lasting either 3 or 4 years: [BSH] [CSNPhilly]
  • The Phantoms lost to Syracuse 5-0 on Friday, when Pat Maroon scored twice. Recap: [PostStar.com] Live Blog: [PostStar.com]
  • Pat Maroon spoke at length after the game, so check out his quotes: [PostStar.com]
  • The Phantoms rebounded with a 4-0 win at Hamilton, where Denis Hamel recorded a hat trick: [PostStar.com] Highlights: [Hamilton Bulldogs]
  • Peter Laviolette on Andreas Nodl: "I think Nodes has had a strong year to this point. He’s done what we’ve asked. He’s been physical, he skates, he’s able to check against other teams’ top players." [Philly Sports Daily]
  • There's a striking similarity between Bobby Clarke and Claude Giroux, but Giroux won't hear any of it: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Don't expect the Flyers' goalies to get into a fight any time soon, but here's Brian Boucher on his first and only close call: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Teemu had some issues posting here over the weekend, so he published his Ville Leino story on his old blog: [EuroFlyers]
  • Speaking of Leino, he celebrated one year with the Flyers: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Luckily the Flyers have avoided injury this year, and the team doesn't like being asked about it: [delcotimes.com] [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Patrick Thoreson's agent was in North America talking to NHL teams, reportedly including the Rangers: [euroflyers]
  • Joonas Lehtivuori was a plus-1 in a season high 22 minutes of ice time Saturday: [euroflyers]
  • Jakub Kovar stopped 25 of 26 shots and 3 of 5 in the shootout, but lost anyway: [euroflyers]
  • Followed it up by stopping 37 of 40 shots and recording an assist in a 5-3 comeback win: [euroflyers]
  • Dale Tallon of the Panthers is willing to listen to any and all offers: [NHL.com]
  • Bold predictions for every Eastern Conference team: [SBNation.com]
  • Remember Carter Hutton? Well he backed up Antti Niemi, then went back to the AHL and got a shutout: [PSPhantoms]
  • All Gabe's stats from the last few years in Excel format: [Behind The Net]
  • Arguing that the NHL-CHL Agreement has to go: [Hockey Prospectus]
  • A great look at how much Manny Malhotra has meant to the Canucks: [Pass it to Bulis]
  • Peter Forsberg will sign a contract with the Avalanche: [SBNation.com]
  • Gruesome story and photo: Maple Leafs forward Darryl Boyce loses his nose, wants to play in the next game: [SBNation.com]