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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Mistakes, Biases, and Bunches? Oh My.

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

  • The North American Prospect weekly update, starring Dave Labrecque. Seriously, it was only him who starred. I guess some honorable mentions go to Erik Gustafsson and Ben Holmstrom though: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Checking in on the Flyers ECHL players, where Shane Harper is a stud: []
  • Ville Leino and his spin-o-rama. That's really all you need to know to click: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Lots of stories about the fourth line lately (including this one from the Inquirer), but this one was interesting: Did anyone notice the Flyers PK sliding? Either way, weird intro on this one: [CSNPhilly]
  • News flash: Jeff Carter is a streaky scorer: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Peter Laviolette denies that the Flyers struggle coming out of breaks. He even has numbers: [Inquirer]
  • Almost as if he heard out BSH Radio (coming out later today!), Frank Seravalli writes about the Flyers #1 goalie, and gets some great stories out of Brian Boucher (again): [Daily News]
  • An argument that judging players by their contracts isn't fair, with Scott Gomez as an example: [Puck Daddy]
  • Marc Savard is officially out for the season: []
  • Will the acquisition of Peter Forsberg mean the Avalanche will be active at the deadline? []
  • Why ESPN is wrong in saying that trading Dustin Byfuglien was a "big mistake": [Behind The Net]
  • For you saps out there, the 8-year old who flubbed the National Anthem redeemed herself on the second try: [Puck Daddy]
  • Canucks' defenseman Keith Ballard suffered a gruesome knee injury. Warning, photo: []
  • Looking at the most unlucky players in the NHL right now, and would you believe it, Simon Gagne is on that list: "The even strength save percentage behind him thus far has been .868, which is what one would expect from an NHL goalie…on the penalty kill. Add in that below average on-ice shooting percentage and you have a noteworthy acquisition and worthwhile gamble looking like bust because of straight up bad luck." [Hockey Prospectus]
  • Lastly, hockey needs a FireJoeMorgan equivalent. Why? Gabe's inspiring me: "Edmonton did not lead the league in turnovers by nearly 300 in 2005-06. They were observed by human eyes to have led the league in turnovers. Perhaps sitting and watching games is not the best way to figure out how good a team is?" [Behind The Net]