Thursday Morning Fly By: Let the rumor-mongering commence

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

*We’ve got another day off to get through here, so let’s start with 10 things we learned from that very annoying loss to the New Jersey Devils that came Tuesday night. [BSH]

*So with Brian Elliott done for the season, Ron’s got some hard choices to make. A lot of it depends on what he reasonably thinks this season should be. Should be interesting. [NBC Sports Philly]

*In that vein, JT Bourne has some thoughts on a possible trade scenario to fill this temporary hole in goaltending that are uh…interesting. (locked for subscribers but, as usual, worth the price of admission) [The Athletic]

*We’re starting to do some really cool stuff with AHL fancy stats, thanks to the hard work of new BSH member Brad Keffer. To get started, we’re looking at the Phantoms’ shot quality data. [BSH]

*The US Men’s hockey team lost to Slovenia yesterday, in case you needed a reminder that this Olympic hockey tournament is wiiiiiide open. [Yahoo Sports]

*Here’s three things we can all take away from this early upset. [SB Nation]

*Yesterday, in what was essentially a formality at this point, Seattle applied for NHL expansion. So…what’s up with Quebec? [Puck Daddy]

*Perhaps we should keep Ron away from this list of role players that might be moved at the deadline. [The Hockey News]

*File this under the “Bill Matz is a genius” header: former Flyer Jim Montgomery seems to be one of the coaches most likely to make the leap to the NHL sooner than later. [ESPN]

*And finally, these stories are always a bummer but that is what makes them so important, if you ask me. Another NHL enforcer whose life post-hockey is an absolute wreck. We need to know these stories, so please read. [Yahoo Sports]

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