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Thursday Morning Fly By: A Full Summer of Lame Headlines Awaits You

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

  • So it seems Nikolay Zherdev had a bad time at an Italian restaurant in Russia...which he took out on his wife and her car. [BSH]
  • Comparing Philly's reaction to Bobrovsky with Chicago's reaction to Crawford, summing it up with "No one in their right mind would claim the Blackhawks should trade Patrick Sharp for Ilya Bryzgalov though." Sharp is 29, Carter is 26, Toews is 23. Yeah, this article nails it: [Houses of the Hockey]
  • Advocating for the Flyers to get an assistant goalie coach: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Figuring out the Flyers' defense: [CSNPhilly]
  • Contract details for Niko Hovinen: [CapGeek.com]
  • Allentown is considering using eminent domain to take land for their arena: [PostStar.com]
  • Despite legal issues, there is still hope for the Thrashers to stay in Atlanta: [SBNation.com]
  • Also, the governments of Winnipeg and Quebec have different levels of involvement in groups attempting to purchase teams: [The Globe and Mail]
  • A look at the current Winnipeg situation: [Flyers Faithful]
  • If the Predators were to move to the Southeast, it wouldn't be as easy as everybody thinks. It might even be tougher than their current situation: [On the Forecheck]
  • Special teams play sure seems important, but in the playoffs, there is such a large amount of random variance that you just can't learn or predict anything: [Hockey Prospectus]