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Friday Morning Fly By: Weekend huzzah!

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

Bruce Bennett

*Happy Friday, hockey fans! For the players, hockey season started yesterday. Who knew! (Backhand Shelf)

*Meltzer continues his offseason list-making, this time with the Flyers ten best and worst enforcers. (Hockeybuzz)

*Bernie Parent thinks that there is a lot to like about Philadelphia sports right now. (

*Are the Flyers going to be able to trade Andrej Meszaros and his giant cap hit? (The Hockey Guys)

*Part 2 of BSHer PieceC's look at the effect of teammates and opponents on performance. Find part one here. (BSH)

*The great Nicklas Lidstrom is going to have his number retired by the Detroit Red Wings. They'll raise the banner on March 6. (CBC)

*On why the Florida Panthers should sign Tim Thomas... (Litter Box Cats)

*...and on why the Florida Panthers should absolutely not sign Tim Thomas. (The Rat Trick)

*Quantifying luck or is there a theoretical limit on predicting results in hockey? (NHL Numbers)

*Why you don't want your goalie playing in the Olympics. (Backhand Shelf)

*As the NHL prepares to sell the Coyotes, Glendale’s financial standing may suffer from efforts to keep the franchise in Arizona. (Bloomberg)

*It was announced yesterday that the NFL will adopt the NHL's all-star "fantasy draft" format for their Pro Bowl. Here's seven other things the NFL should borrow from the NHL. (Puck Daddy)