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Friday Morning Fly By: It Begins Tonight

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

  • The team did not have a morning skate today: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to start tonight: [CSNPhilly] [Inquirer]
  • Either way, the team has to be better in front of him: [NHL.com]
  • The Flyers goaltending was a topic of discussion, but - and again, why can't people get this? - it is a symptom, not a diagnosis: [Puck Daddy]
  • But they will hope to get more aggressive: [CSNPhilly]
  • Know who has been great for the Bruins? Dennis Seidenberg: [NHL.com] [Inquirer]
  • Oh, the David Krejci line has also been good: [CSNPhilly]
  • Jim Jackson writes that it is a different year and that the Flyers shouldn't expect to come back from down 3-0: [CSNPhilly]
  • But this is so much like last year! [Philly Sports Daily] [NHL.com]
  • Echoing last year, they just need one win: [Philly Sports Daily] [Daily News] [Inquirer]
  • Sam Donnellon writes that the Flyers have to stop worrying about the other guy not doing his job and just do theirs: [Daily News]
  • Rich Hoffman decides to say the Flyers lack maturity, then say that they needed 7 games to beat Buffalo because of their "comical" goaltending. Hey Rich, Brian Boucher had a 93.4% save percentage against Buffalo. Only in one game did he stop less than 92.9% of his shots. Yeah, that means you're making shit up. [Daily News]
  • The Capitals General Manager didn't exactly give Bruce Boudreau a vote of confidence: [SBNation.com] [NHL.com]
  • And Team Russia passed - explicitly - on bring Alex Semin over for the World Championships: [SBNation.com]
  • Teams are taking advantage of a salary cap-free post-season: [thestar.com]
  • Looking at playoff winning percentages since the lockout: [The Copper & Blue]
  • And looking at second round home-ice advantage: [Behind The Net]
  • Why do Kings fans love Jack Johnson? A very thorough look at just how bad he played: [The Copper & Blue]
  • Is rest a good thing in the playoffs? [Behind the Net]
  • Signs your second round series is not going well: [Down Goes Brown]
  • This is a few days old, and it's about baseball, but it's completely worth your time: How the mental side of the game effects luck and variance: [South Side Sox]
  • Happy Birthday Daniel Soloman!