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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Monday Was 'Write Stupid S**t Day'

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

  • Chris Pronger will be tested for a herniated disc tomorrow: [BSH] [Philly Sports Daily] [CSNPhilly] [Flyer Files] [Frequent Flyers]
  • Kris Versteeg is facing abdominal surgery to fix a sports hernia: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • So about that headline... First, Phil Sheridan wrote a crappy column arguing that crappy goalies can't win Stanley Cups, unless they do it by beating another crappy goalie: [Inquirer]
  • Why Sheridan's crappy column is crappy. And, you know, wrong: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Second, remember yesterday when Sean Avery came out for gay marriage? Well, an NHL player agent took to Twitter (on his company's account no less) to represent 'the silent majority' who want to protect the sanctity of Affleck/Lopez, Lachey/Simpson and Spears/Federline: [Puck Daddy]
  • Third, Tim Panaccio decides to take what Peter Laviolette said about Mike Richards and editorialize about how much Tim hates Mike Richards: [CSN Philly]
  • But don't worry, Ryan Bright comes through with an actual straight-news article on Lavy's interview: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • So does Anthony SanFilippo: []
  • And Chuck Gormley gives a straight transcript from Scott Hartnell talking about the Lavy/Richie "feud": [Flyer Files]
  • Compare and contrast: Michael Leighton wants to be the No. 1 guy for the Flyers: [Flyer Files]
  • Brian Boucher wants to be Sergei Bobrovsky's backup: [Philly Sports Daily] [Flyer Files]
  • Sarah Baicker writes that the Flyers are still searching for answers as to what happened. (But I thought we already established it was Boucher's fault?): [CSNPhilly]
  • Peter Laviolette later spoke about the Flyers' goalie carousel: [Flyer Files]
  • While searching for answers, the Flyers are still in shock: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • A thorough breakdown of the roster looking toward next season: [Daily News]
  • Jeff Reese, Peter Laviolette, and Boucher talk about the goaltending, including why Bob was put in the press box: []
  • Final numbers of HartnellDown and VersteegDown: [Down Goes Spezza]
  • A prospect profile on Ricard Blidstrand: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Updates on the 2011 NHL jersey changes: [icethetics]
  • Looking at Tampa Bay's playoff scoring and whether they are luckier than the rest of the league: [Behind The Net]
  • In case you missed it, Comcast SportsNet is going to become NBC Sports Philadelphia, or something, soon: [BSH]
  • A good look at attempts to better quantify goalie performance, with quotes from Tom Awad and Gabe Desjardins: [US News and World Report]
  • Lastly, a great look at Roger Neilson, Dave King, and the "secret stats" - mainly, individual scoring chances - NHL teams track but don't want people to know: [Edmonton Journal]