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Friday Morning Fly By: Hoping Stefan Legein Goes to Allentown With Phantoms

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

  • Recaps from last night's game: [BSH] [CSNPhilly] [Flyers Faithful] [Philly Sports Daily] [delcotimes.com] [Flyer Files] [Inquirer] [Daily News]
  • Kris Versteeg had himself quite a night against his former team: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • So Ben Holmstrom made his NHL debut last night after being called up earlier in the day: [CSNPhilly] [Flyer Files] [Philly Sports Daily] [PostStar.com]
  • He played because Jeff Carter, Dan Carcillo, and Darroll Powe were out with flu symptoms: [Frequent Flyers] [Philly Sports Daily] [Inquirer] [delcotimes.com]
  • The penalties last night were a problem. Again: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • While James van Riemsdyk was able to play, a story on his recent bumpy stretch: [Daily News]
  • Sam Donnellon doesn't think Sergei Bobrovsky is ready for the playoffs: [Daily News]
  • Jakub Kovar stopped 37 of 39 shots in a 3-1 loss, which was his playoff debut: [euroflyers]
  • For those looking for the Phantoms to come to Allentown, pencil in October 2013: [PostStar.com]
  • Tim was nice enough to compile some links covering the Allentown Phantoms story: [PostStar.com]
  • Random tweet that is both funny, sad, exciting, and disappointing: "i will begin writting my tell all book this summer titled ' trife life'" [stefanlegein]
  • And one that made me laugh out loud: "Newest child, I named him pinoir (image)" [stefanlegein]
  • The Flyers may not have had a game in 4 days, but they weren't given the days off: [NHL.com]
  • An interview with newest Flyer Jason Akeson: [The Hockey Guys]
  • Not sure how much this tells us, but a good look at the Flyers' history of struggling in February: [Frequent Flyers]
  • Matt Cooke justifies his role in the NHL and the difference between him and his on-ice persona: [SBNation.com]
  • Remember that story on how the Caps are leaving goals on the table? Breaking it down by individuals: [Japers' Rink]
  • Interesting story from Sam Carchidi: Kris Versteeg and Nick Boynton are voluntarily skipping the Blackhawks' trip to the White House: [Inquirer]
  • Who do you think will nab the final two playoff spots in the East? [Behind The Net]
  • Looking at the predicative value of team's regular season games on the playoffs: [Behind the Net]
  • How do you know if you made a good trade? Take a quiz, of course! [Down Goes Brown]
  • Another look at the Antti Niemi signing: " Two bad months + two good months = roughly two times the paycheque? Both the term and the money make that a pretty baffling move from San Jose's perspective." [Brodeur is a Fraud]
  • Lastly, a great article on researchers examining Bob Probert's brain tissue. Very interesting. Come for the picture, stay for the article: [NYTimes.com]

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