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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Add In The Giants Story, and That Was a Busy Monday

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 22:  Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on against the Boston Bruins on January 22, 2012 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 22: Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on against the Boston Bruins on January 22, 2012 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes...

  • Previewing the Flyers game against the Panthers: [Bill Meltzer]
  • The Flyers picked Ilya Bryzgalov over Sergei Bobrovsky, and that's just as bad of a choice as it was when they made it: [Backhand Shelf]
  • Claude Giroux could use the All-Star break to take time away. But he's playing in the game: [Daily News]
  • Brayden Schenn is taking advantage of his opportunity on the top line: [The Checking Line]
  • And he's just one of the rookies the Flyers are relying on: [CSNPhilly]
  • Asking if/when the rookies will hit a wall: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Scott Hartnell had a huge day Sunday: [SB Nation Philly]
  • And he's having a great season: [delcotimes]
  • But don't forget about the day Max Talbot had: [The Checking Line]
  • Former Phantoms part-time-goalie-full-time-student Carter Hutton was named AHL Player of the Week after going 4-0-0 with a 1.25 goals against average and 0.960 save percentage: [TheAHL.com]
  • NHL Power Rankings for this week show Nashville as the big winner (again) with Boston and Detroit surviving dates with their main conference rival: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Alex Ovechkin was suspended three games for his hit on Zbynek Michalek: [Washington Times] [Puck Daddy]
  • Alex Goligoski signed a four year deal with Dallas worth $4.6 million per. Matt Carle takes note: [Defending Big D]
  • The optimists guide to those teams who aren't going to make the playoffs: [Down Goes Brown]
  • Tim Thomas caused a stir yesterday when he refused to join his teammates at their White House ceremony: [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy] He released a statement afterwards: [Facebook]
  • Great study by Deadspin breaking down how much time Sportscenter devoted per week to certain topics. The NHL got 13.5 minutes, or 2.4% of air time, which was less than Major League Baseball. Non-Penguins coverage of the NHL totaled 8.5 minutes, or 1.5%: [Deadspin]

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