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Friday Morning Fly By: Fondly Remembering Niitty

I want Kimmo to be my older brother. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
I want Kimmo to be my older brother. (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...

  • Recaps of last night's loss: [BSH] [CSNPhilly] [Philly Sports Daily] [Inquirer] [Flyers Goal Scored By...] [] [Daily News]
  • You want to hear what the team had to say about the loss? Here's your best place to go, where everybody says they need to play like they did in the third period for 60 minutes: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Chris Pronger hopes to be back for the playoffs: [Frequent Flyers] [In The Room] [] [CSNPhilly] [Philly Sports Daily]
  • The transcript of his conference call with reporters: [BSH] [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Pronger's injury has led to an opening for Erik Gustafsson: []
  • The Hockey News ranked the Flyers' farm system dead last in the NHL. Sounds accurate to me: [Frequent Flyers]
  • Awesome Kimmo Timonen "talk show", with Scott Hartnell as guest: [YouTube]
  • In Finnish, Kimmo said: "Scott just said that he's by far the best player on the team." [euroflyers]
  • Speaking of Hartnell, a great fake interview: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Simon Bertilsson signed a two-year extension with Brynas. Teemu says he probably needs the development time, but ask Teemu what this means. [euroflyers]
  • A not-bad Capitals rap song, and if you don't believe me, read the 13 things we learned from it first. You'll then want to watch it: []
  • Manny Malhotra is out indefinitely with an eye injury, which is a huge loss for Vancouver: [Puck Daddy]
  • Watch somebody earn a 40-game suspension: [Puck Daddy]
  • The Flyers official twitter said Mike Richards returned to twitter. Either it's fake or it will constantly be scrutinized unfairly: [MRichie18]
  • Looking at league parity and scoring, and how the Dead Puck Era lives on: [Behind The Net]
  • Another look at the difference between West and East, showing the West to be significantly better: [Behind the Net]
  • Quickly looking at shot distance and shooting percentages on the power play in the Pacific Division: [Behind The Net]
  • If you have the time, a great article and discussion on the interaction between "the stat geeks" and the "watch the game" crowds. Including: "People are entitled to their opinions, but that doesn’t make them right or worth listening to." [Behind The Net]
  • Looking at the bubble teams with the good news, bad news, and player to watch: [Down Goes Brown]
  • Anybody in Lancaster? Go visit Shaun with these promotional giveaways: [Lancaster Barnstormers]