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Monday Morning Fly By: A Sad Farewell to Philly Sports Daily

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

  • Breaking down Ryan Ellis' hipcheck on Wayne Simmonds: [Puck Daddy]
  • Talking to Peter Laviolette about the 24/7 experience: [CSNPhilly]
  • Comparing James van Riemsdyk to other top-5 picks in the NHL: [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The Flyers' next opponent, the Minnesota Wild, are going to be without Mikko Koivu for a month. They did fine (4-0-7) without him last year, but since they've only won twice in the last forty-plus days, they probably will miss him: [Puck Daddy]
  • The Phantoms beat Hamilton 5-4 Friday. Recap: [PostStar.com] Notes and Quotes: [Phantoms Forum]
  • On Saturday, the Phantoms beat Manchester 5-3. Recap: [PostStar.com] Notes and Quotes: [Phantoms Forum]
  • Ian Laperriere is helping the Phantoms out: [PostStar.com]
  • Nick Luukko is done for the year with an abdominal injury: [BurlingtonFreePress]
  • Niko Hovinen stopped 20 of 22 in a 3-2 win Friday and 40 of 45 in a 5-3 loss Saturday: [euroflyers]
  • Jakub Kovar stopped 32 of 34 shots in a 3-2 win Friday: [euroflyers] and 23 of 26 in a 3-1 loss Saturday: [euroflyers]
  • A pretty funny video asking Flyers fans trivia questions at the Alumni Game: [Backhand Shelf]
  • PK Subban spit in the general direction of Michael Del Zotto, but nobody on either team knew about it: [Puck Daddy]
  • Dan Carcillo is likely out for the year, as he will undergo ACL surgery: [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy]
  • Rick DiPietro is also likely out for the year, as he underwent sports hernia surgery: [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy]
  • Looking at how NHL teams performed in the playoffs after surpassing or failing to live up to expectations: [Hockey Prospectus]

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