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Monday Morning Fly By: Shine the HolmgrenBat signal, we're bored.

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


*Let's kick off the week with Kurt's excellent piece on the likelihood that Steve Mason will be awesome for the Philadelphia Flyers. (BSH)

*Meltzer on the Flyers' new Swedish scout and Nick Cousin's preparation for the transition to pro.

*This is a little old, but why not: a full review of the Flyers' 2013 draft. (Hockey's Future)

*Charron on using stats to determine the opportunity cost of an NHL trade. (Backhand Shelf)

*EotP's stat school continues with an analytical tool of their own creation, risk/reward. (HEotP)

*BSHer PierceC put together a well-done look at the affect of teammates and opponents on a player's performance. (BSH)

*Rangers beat writer Larry Brooks believes that, unlike the NFL or MLB, the NHL has no problem with performance enhancing drugs. (NY Post)

*It would appear that no one is buying what Tim Thomas is selling. (Winnipeg Sun)

*On the near-complete avoidance of arbitration hearings this offseason. (Puck Daddy)

*If you've got an extra $20k laying around, you can own a hockey stick Wayne Gretzky used when he was a 13-year old boy. (TSN)