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Monday Morning Fly By: Shootouts dumb rabble rabble etc.

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

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*The Flyers lost to the Sharks in a shootout Saturday afternoon. That's different. Also different? The only reason it even got that far was Steve Mason. Recap!

*Speaking of shootouts, they're one of the reasons the Flyers will miss the playoffs this year. [CSN Philly]

*One good thing about Saturday's game was getting to see what some of the kids can do on defense. [Inquirer]

*Ryan White saw time on the Flyers first power play unit. Cool Craig. [CSN Philly]

*White has been a surprising bright spot this season, though. [Pattison Ave]

*So it's pretty clear at this point that Vincent Lecavalier and Craig Berube are not the best of friends. [Courier-Post]

*And with his playing time here nearly nonexistent, Vinny faces a bit of a crossroads, career-wise. [Yahoo Sports Canada]

*You know what's super depressing? Trying to pick the best Flyers defenseman this season. [BSH]

*Peter Luuko opens up about his legacy in Philly and his future in hockey. [Buzz On Broad]

*Thoughts on the Stanley Cup playoffs and what makes this game so damn special. [Pattison Ave]

*Rumors of a Flyers-Penguins outdoor game at Penn State are still happening. [BSH]

*Lawson Crouse seems to be the name most often brought up when discussing the Flyers and the upcoming draft; could he be the next Jamie Benn? [Defending Big D]

*A look at what the goalie market might look like this summer. [NHL Numbers]

*And finally, this long interview with Claude Giroux is awesome. Read it. [Sportsnet]