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Monday Morning Fly By: Patrick Thoresen Really Wants Back in the NHL

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

  • Bill Meltzer with a solid piece on Laviolette's system. Look for a response (follow-up?) here either today or tomorrow: [Bill Meltzer]
  • Using our zone start information to pinpoint and quantify the Flyers problems against the Devils in the attacking zones: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Things are still ugly in Allentown with the Phantoms. [Morning Call]
  • Patrick Thoresen scored two goals and added four assists, tying Evgeni Malkin for the tournament lead, as Norway beat Germany yesterday: [IIHF]
  • Brutal hit on Alex Goligoski at the World Championships: [Puck Daddy]
  • The Kings twitter feed is pretty fantastic. The best from Game 1, in three period segments. Per. 1: [SBNation.com] Per. 2: [SBNation.com] Per. 3: [SBNation.com]
  • USHL goalie makes save with his bare hand. Pretty impressive: [Puck Daddy]
  • According to a report, the KHL will exempt returning NHL players from their salary cap: [On the Forecheck]
  • Some people noticed that the Capitals won games where Alex Ovechkin did not play often. That's a good example of why you should not confuse causation and correlation: [NHLNumbers.com]
  • Who were the best shot blockers in the NHL this past season? [NHLNumbers.com]
  • A great look at cognitive dissonance and the tendency to believe even more strongly after being shown evidence that one is wrong: [NHLNumbers.com]
  • Our very own Eric T. takes a look at goalie streakiness and whether anyone is really more streaky or consistent than a coinflip: [NHLNumbers.com]