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Wednesday Morning Fly By: May the Phantoms never wear those jerseys again

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Today's links remind us of Patrick Thoresen, inform us on the Flyers' many prospects in Europe, and expose a very petulant reporter in Boston for what he is.

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

  • The Flyers as one of ten teams "ready to contend for Lord Stanley's Cup": [sportsnet.ca]
  • Recapping the Phantoms' loss: [BSH] [PostStar]
  • The Phantoms experimented yesterday and it didn't really work: [CSNPhilly]
  • Specifically, the Phantoms played Sean Couturier on the point during the power play: [Daily News]
  • Maxime Talbot shot a puck wit a bow and arrow, only not really: [the700level] [The Checking Line]
  • Introducing new Phantoms' beat writer Diana Nearhos: [Phantoms Forum]
  • Catching up with the European Flyers: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Nick Cousins had 2 goals and 3 assists in two games last week: [The Hockey Guys]
  • Patrick Thoresen deserves to be in the NHL, and this is a fantastic run down of why: [OilersNation]
  • For whatever reason, Deadspin's explanations of the lockout do a really good job of explaining complicated issues, like why the negotiations are a joke: [Deadspin]
  • There has been - shockingly - no progress in the negotiations: [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy] [SI Red Light]
  • Looking at 30 players especially hurt by the lockout: [Hockey Prospectus]
  • ESPN will air KHL games on ESPN3, wherever that channel is: [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy]
  • Striving for profits and parity at the same time leads to failed policies, as it did in the last CBA: [NHLNumbers]
  • Penn State named their captains for this year: [Thank You Terry]
  • Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe is a pretty huge troll, but it's still worth pointing out how big of a donkey he is: [Pension Plan Puppets] And pointing it out again because he's just that ignorant: [Backhand Shelf]