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Friday Morning Fly By: Small Sample Sizes Again Proven Problematic

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

  • Recaps: [SB Nation Philly] [Japers' Rink] [Inquirer] [CSNPhilly] [The Checking Line] [Washington Times] [Daily News] [the700level] [Flyers Faithful] [delcotimes.com]
  • Eric Wellwood got some love from Stephen Whyno: [Washington Times] and from Frank Seravalli: [Daily News]
  • Wayne Simmonds is in a bit of a slump: [CSNPhilly]
  • Simmonds, Matt Read, Ilya Bryzgalov, shootout win... remember all the complaints two months ago about Lavy's shootout choices? Yeah, about those small samples that got everybody worked up...Guys have earned their spots in the shootout: [The Hockey Guys]
  • A good story of the guy who won four club box tickets to a Flyers game and got behind-the-scenes access: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Who put Scott Hartnell with Giroux and Jagr? Paul Holmgren, of course: [Frequent Flyers]
  • The Phantoms look forward to getting Erik Gustafsson back: [PostStar]
  • Niko Hovinen stopped all 17 shots in a 5-0 win over Johan Backlund's team: [euroflyers]
  • Backlund was pulled after giving up 4 goals on 15 shots in 21 minutes: [euroflyers]
  • The scumbag who beat up a Rangers fan at Geno's had a preliminary hearing yesterday and will face charges: [Inquirer]
  • Looking at what Corsi and adjusted Corsi can be expected per line in the NHL: [The Copper & Blue]
  • Who are the best hitters in the NHL? Meaning those who get hits on the road without taking minor penalties? Andreas Nodl makes the list while James van Riemsdyk is the outlier: [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Lastly, a must read from Tim McManus on the Flyers needing to take responsibility for the worst AHL team of the last three years. Then they need to fix it: [PostStar]