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Monday Morning Fly By: I Haz Sad

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

  • It's that time of year again, when we find out all the injuries the Flyers were playing through. Updates on Pronger, Richards, and Nodl: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • The team will know tomorrow whether Chris Pronger and Mike Richards need surgery: [Inquirer] [] [CSNPhilly]
  • James van Riemsdyk has joined Team USA at the World Championships: [Frequent Flyers] [] [Sporting News]
  • What went wrong for the Flyers? [SBN Philly] [CSNPhilly]
  • Hey, guess what? People are talking about the Flyers needing a goalie: [Philly Sports Daily] [Inquirer]
  • In case you missed the Puck Daddy eulogy for the Flyers: [Puck Daddy]
  • Also, in case you missed Paul Holmgren's facepalm after Milan Lucic's breakaway goal: [Fel0096]
  • Could the Islanders be dumb enough to wear black? Plus other rumors: [icethetics]
  • Nicklas Backstrom will get some crap for his season, but read this and realize that he had yet another stellar year: [Hockey Prospectus]
  • Also, Alex Ovechkin was playing hurt. But this is what caught my eye: "Boudreau admitted integrating [the new defensive system] was a response to the lack of offense – not a cause of it." [Washington Times]
  • Looking at favorites for the NHL's coaching vacancies: [Puck Daddy]
  • Not to get political, but why Sean Avery endorsing gay marriage is important: [Puck Daddy]