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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Ovechkin Stays Home

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

  • Sergei Bobrovsky is your starter tonight: [Frequent Flyers]
  • The Flyers are ready to face the Capitals in a game with implications for the top spot in the East: [Philly Sports Daily] [Frequent Flyers] [Inquirer]
  • But the Capitals won't have Alex Ovechkin: [Washington Times]
  • Nevertheless, the week ahead for the Flyers will be something of a measuring stick: [CSNPhilly]
  • And the Flyers really want that #1 seed: [Daily News]
  • Chris Pronger has no timetable for his return, but he skated yesterday and wants to come back soon: [delcotimes.com] [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Interpret as you will: "Since the All-Star break, the Flyers have lost four games (two in regulation, two in overtime) that they led at one point and have twice needed shootouts to win, including Saturday night's game in Dallas." [HockeyBuzz.com]
  • As you'd expect, the Flyers are glad they are home after a good road trip: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • The always great Prospect Report, starring Harry Zolnierczyk (welcome to the pros, kid), Rob Bordson, and Nic Riopel: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Mike Testwuide writes about how much he likes Glens Falls: [TESTWUIDEBROS]
  • So, Matt Cooke got suspended: [BSH]
  • And both the Penguins players and GM agree with the suspension: [NHL.com] [SBNation.com]
  • Want to know what was said in the Cooke hearing? Have no fear: [Down Goes Brown]
  • Manny Malhotra is done for the year. Huge loss for Vancouver: [Puck Daddy]
  • The Kings confirmed that they will be changing their uniforms next year: [icethetics]
  • But Quisp hates it: [Jewels From The Crown]
  • The Big Ten Hockey Conference looks to start in 2012-13: [SBNation.com]
  • Craig Anderson was re-signed for 4 years and $12.75 million: [Silver Seven]
  • The Flyers were ranked #2 in fan loyalty in the NHL, while the Phillies were ranked first in MLB: [Bloomberg]
  • Another way of determining that momentum to sneak into the playoffs (looking at "bubble teams") isn't as good as entering as a top seed: [Puck Daddy]
  • A great look at why even strength play is king, and why special teams play doesn't have predictive value: [The Copper & Blue]
  • Looking at just how much more dangerous 2-on-1s, breakaways, and shootouts are: [Behind The Net]
  • The League of Extraordinary Statisticians is asked a great question this week, How much information makes a proper sample size? [Behind the Net]
  • Frank Seravalli will be live chatting at 2 p.m. today, so go say hi by clicking here: [Frequent Flyers]

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