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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Seventeen Shots? 196 Minute Shutout? Boucher's Record Is In Trouble


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

  • Recaps: [BSH] [SB Nation Philly] [In Lou We Trust] [CSNPhilly] [Inquirer] [the700level] [delcotimes] [Daily News] [Flyers Faithful] [The Checking Line]
  • Brayden Schenn doesn't want to talk about his rookie year yet: [Daily News]
  • Michael Leighton has gotten a reputation of being a spring-time goalie: [PostStar]
  • Marcus Hayes wrote a lot about Ilya Bryzgalov and his changed off-ice demeanor: [Daily News]
  • How bad are the teams in the Eastern Conference playoff race? Very, very bad: [The Copper & Blue]
  • Niko Hovinen may need hip surgery this summer: [euroflyers]
  • But he still stopped 41 of 44 shots in a 4-2 loss: [euroflyers]
  • Jakub Kovar stopped 28 of 31 shots in a 3-1 Game 4 loss. His team is now down 3-1: [euroflyers]
  • Johan Backlund stopped 32 of 34 shots in a 3-2 win: [euroflyers]
  • Could the Flyers use a 21 year old defensemen? A Hobey Baker finalist? One currently considered to be a top-ten prospect? One that could be signed as a UFA on July 1st? To an ELC @ $925k/ year for two years? One who already spurned a contract offer from the team that drafted him? Well, do we want someone like [mtitanic] just described? [Bucky's 5th Quarter]
  • Sidney Crosby will play Thursday: []
  • Actual evidence of something Ken Hitchcock did differently than his predecessor. Beyond just "he taught them how to win". Good job, Greg: [Puck Daddy]
  • The NHL's airtime got cut in half on Sportscenter, getting 4 minutes (though Deadspin still hasn't fixed the typo.) [Deadspin]
  • Bringing back the red line is reactionary by the NHL, which means it's a bad idea: []
  • But maybe they'll introduce a "ringette" line, which is like that line in high school floor hockey you had to cross before you could take a shot: [Puck Daddy]
  • Katie Baker on the struggles of statsguys and eyeguys to communicate: [Grantland]
  • A look at the eight most likely Stanley Cup Champions: [Down Goes Brown]
  • Lastly, we are teaming up with Flyers Faithful to host a two-day, two-rink roller hockey tournament to raise money for the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. Details: [Flyers Faithful]