*The Flyers are finally coming back East this week and they're bringing eight points with them. [CSN Philly]
*Do the Flyers have a secretly elite penalty kill? [BSH]
*The Flyers defense has been focused during the team's climb in the standings. [Flyers]
*BSHer PierceC takes a look at Sean Couturier vs. various levels of competition. [BSH]
*The Adirondack Phantoms are moving quickly up the AHL standings thanks to a recent winning streak. [Flyers]
*The World Junior Championship wrapped up this weekend in spectacular fashion, with Sabres prospect Rasmus Ristolainen winning gold for Finland in overtime and leaving Team Sweden with the silver. The Russians beat Team Canada to win the bronze. This does not please Don Cherry.
*As the backlash from the ESPN behind-the-scenes article on the Team USA selection process blew up, David Poile tried to apologize to Bobby Ryan for the criticisms that came out of the selection meetings. But Sean McIndoe makes the point that the reaction to this article means we'll probably see less of these kinds of insider articles, and that's bad for all of us.
*Meanwhile, as for Team Canada, Bob McKenzie released his final roster projection for Canada on Sunday afternoon. One of the names may look familiar. [The Score]
*And finally, on the interesting case of players like Jack Johnson, who are held in high regard by the hockey powers-that-be but who, on paper, kinda suck. [mc79hockey]