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Thursday Morning Fly By: Biz Nasty Steals the Show

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

  • The Phantoms beat the Senators 5-2 last night. Post-Game: [PostStar.com] In-Game: [PostStar.com]
  • The Flyers' best players will see their ice time spike now in preparation for the playoffs: [CSNPhilly]
  • Included in that will be Erik Gustafsson, who will play tonight: [Philly Sports Daily] [delcotimes.com]
  • It's nothing new, but the Flyers block a lot of shots: [Frequent Flyers]
  • Recently, the Flyers have had success in the third period. Hopefully they can keep that up: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Because it's Jim Jackson, go read who he thinks are the Flyers five biggest threats in the East: [CSNPhilly]
  • The Canucks (may) have clinched the Northwest Division last night, since they only needed one point against the lowly Avalanche: [NHL.com]
  • Starting last night, the new concussions rules went into effect: [SBNation.com] [NHL.com]
  • The GM meetings wrapped up yesterday, and - no lie - they talked about the legality of spin-o-rama moves in the shootout: [NHL.com]
  • Hockey Reference's Goalie Point Shares don't pass the sniff test: [Brodeur is a Fraud]
  • NHL Power Rankings for Week 22: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Paul Bissonette asked everybody to get him in contact with a Flames ice girl  over Twitter. Full of win: [SBNation.com]
  • Random: Top-10 draft busts of all time: [The Hockey News]
  • Braden Holtby is not a fan of the trapezoid. It's the "worst thing ever invented in hockey" according to him: [Washington Times]
  • Looking at the skating patterns for Duncan Keith and Nicklas Lidstrom: [Behind The Net]
  • Really sweet diving goal to win the Minnesota State Title in triple OT: [Deadspin]
  • Trying to determine the value of a draft pick using time on ice: [JibbleScribbits]
  • Renewing the shot quality challenge. Someone bring it: [Behind The Net]
  • Oh, Mr. Vollman says "It's already been broughten" with: "For different reasons, their good on-ice save percentages is more a function of facing below-average shooters than any particular ability to suppress shots." [Behind The Net]
  • Lastly, I said it on Tuesday, but the contempt on Mike Richards' face in this WG BMW commercial, is priceless: [The700Level.com]