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Friday Morning Fly By: The team that would not die.

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

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*The Flyers gained two points last night in their quest to almost make the playoffs. Must've been all the free hot dogs. RECAP!

*So everyone seemed pretty happy with Hexy's deadline moves, but he hasn't really improved the Flyers' cap situation at all. [BSH]

*After a month of not gaining much ground points-wise, the Flyers have quite a hill to climb if they're going to get into the post season. [Inquirer]

*Zone entry data for games 1 through 60, for your enjoyment. [Pattison Ave]

*Radko Gudas is living the dream for both himself and his father, who never made it to the NHL. [Courier-Post]

*Not only is Jeremy Roenick always right in his analysis, he also gives a pretty good interview. [SB Nation]

*Let's see how Roenick's picks for this year's trophy winners stack up against the official leaders thus far. []

*Profiling undrafted UFA goaltender Colin Stevens. [Pattison Ave]

*Shayne Gostisbehere is being shelved for the season. Probably for the best. [Courier-Post]

*Ten must-watch games to wind down the season, if you're looking for something a little more exciting than this particular iteration of the Flyers. [The Hockey News]

*Another look at how the eyeball test stacks up against analytics. [TSN]

*The Flyers are doing too badly in the "who do we play if both goalies go down in a game" department. [Puck Daddy]

*Charles Barkley thinks Canada needs a Stanley Cup. [Sportsnet]

*Sean McIndoe thinks the Flyers are going to need a miracle to make the playoffs this year. [Grantland]

*And finally, Kimmo Timonen wants to coach after he retires. Thanks for holding his place, Chief. [BSH]