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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Hey, It's The We-Thought-We-Were-Good Minnesota Wild!

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

  • Dave Strehle makes his SBN Philly debut with a good article on Sean Couturier: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Speaking of Couturier, Anthony SanFilippo compares him to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and sees that there isn't much separating them for the Calder Trophy: [delcotimes.com]
  • Previewing tonight's game against the Wild: [Bill Meltzer]
  • Peter Laviolette was asked about who his number one goalie is. He responded "I hate numbers, you know that." But how long can he keep his best goalie on the bench? [Backhand Shelf] [Daily News]
  • Same basic story as the one above, but this one includes Kimmo Timonen saying Sergei Bobrovsky gives the team confidence. Who remembers all those arguments over the summer about how Bob/Boucher didn't instill confidence, but Bryzgalov would? Yup: [CSNPhilly]
  • With Mikko Koivu likely out of the All-Star Game, could Scott Hartnell replace him? [Frequent Flyers] [CSNPhilly]
  • The Flyers are happy to be home: [Inquirer]
  • Scott Hartnell for... the Selke? Seriously? [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • The Chris Pronger contract is already proving to be a hurdle for the Flyers: [Daily News]
  • Blair Betts is skating again: [delcotimes.com]
  • Sean Couturier is scoring a lot: [NHL.com]
  • In an article on the Flyers defense struggling, it's admitted that Sergei Bobrovsky is playing really well. If the defense is only struggling with Bryzgalov in net, is it really the defense that is struggling? [The Checking Line]
  • The Phantoms have a new page devoted to their Allentown arena: [Phantoms Arena]
  • Remember Ladislav Scurko? The former Flyer accused of murdering a referee? He's out of prison awaiting a new trial: [Puck Daddy]
  • The Edmonton Oilers rely on old-fashioned statistics, ignore attrition rates, and use Capgeek to make bad decisions: [mc79hockey.com]
  • Part two of NHL Adjusted Plus/Minus focuses on even-strength offense. As if you needed more proof that Matt Carle is among the NHL's very best: [Arctic Ice Hockey]

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