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Tuesday Morning Fly By: In Which a 19th Century Wisconsin Court Case is Relevant

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

  • Travis chimes in with a good breakdown of how the Penguins embarrassed themselves to the point where even Penguins fans agree: []
  • The Flyers rookies continue to impress, as they have done all year: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Special teams are playing a big role for the Flyers: [CSNPhilly] [Daily News]
  • The Flyers won on home ice. In an afternoon game. Against a strong opponent. This is obviously bizarro world: [SB Nation Philly]
  • There have been a lot of goals scored this series, many of which were pretty bad goals, so here is all 17 scored against Marc-Andre Fleury: [Deadspin]
  • And here are all 12 scored against Ilya Bryzgalov: [Backhand Shelf]
  • The weekly minor league update: [Flyers Faithful]
  • Niko Hovinen stopped all 37 shots in a 2-0 Game 1 win in the SM-Liga Final: [euroflyers]
  • Phil Sheridan chimes in with a good look at the concussion problem in the NHL and the disconnect between the players and the issue: [Inquirer]
  • Sam Donnellon on how Keith Primeau wants the NHL to crack down hard on the Penguins: [Daily News]
  • Shanahan was the topic of the day as the lack of consistency in rulings is painfully obvious: [] [Of Ice and Men]
  • If you read one story on Shanahan and suspensions today, it should be this one: Explaining the NHL's justice system in terms of an 1891 Wisconsin Supreme Court case and common law theories of damages. Even if you aren't a lawyer, it is a great read: [Deadspin]
  • In the weekly What We Learned post, we learned that people have a really hard time letting go of perceptions gathered early in a player's career. Marc-Andre Fleury is the example: [Puck Daddy]
  • So Brendan Shanahan gave a radio interview yesterday morning and admitted to thinking about suspending Shea Weber, but since Henrik Zetterberg was not injured, he wasn't suspended: [Puck Daddy]
  • Fighting normally decreases in the postseason, but it isn't this year: [Backhand Shelf]
  • Looking at when goons fight and get ice time, in a fascinating study: [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Explaining how derogatory statements toward players are offensive to women in a way that doesn't require insulting the speaker: [The Active Stick]
  • Looking at the best and worst players at driving play forward, using Zone Shift. There are a lot of former Flyers among the worst-25, with Betts among the best and Briere among the worst: [Arctic Ice Hockey]