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Monday Morning Fly By: It Was a Weird Weekend

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

  • A good breakdown of right-handed shooting defensemen available this summer after a quote from Zach Parise saying they exploited the Flyers lack of one: [GCobb]
  • Maxime Talbot will have his jersey retired by his Juniors team: [The Checking Line]
  • Scoring Chances from Game 2: [NHLNumbers.com]
  • It's not just the King who have a bunch of former Flyers, the Devils do, too: [Examiner.com]
  • Draft profile on Tomas Hyka: [Last Word On Sports]
  • Tim Thomas announced - on Facebook, as he is wont to do - that he will be taking a year off from the NHL: [Stanley Cup of Chowder] [SI Tracking Blog] [Puck Daddy]
  • A report is out that the Rangers are interested in Predators' forward Alexander Radulov: [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Some good anecdotes of how ballsy Ilya Kovalchuk was at age 18: [Backhand Shelf]
  • On timely: "The idea that a team can time its way to victory, scoring only at precise moments to ensure the turn of the tide is a ludicrous one." [NHLNumbers.com]
  • A solid explanation of why Moneyball is misunderstood as purely numbers, but is actually about finding guys who have an undervalued or overvalued trait: [Backhand Shelf]