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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Sweep foiled by the shootout. Stupid Shootout.

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

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*Shootouts are dumb. Recap of last night's up and down loss to the Senators here.

*The Flyers will be on HBO's 24/7 again! It will probably be brief but it'll be there. [Philly.com]

*The upcoming four Vincent Lecavalier -less weeks will be a huge test for the Flyers. [Inquirer]

*The NHL's salary cap will likely hit $70 million next season, which is great for the Flyers. [SB Nation]

*Another look at how an hypothetical change to the current points system in the NHL would change the standings. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

*Former ref Paul Stewart on the selection of officials for the Olympic games. [Hockeybuzz]

*Noted repeat offender James Neal has been given a five-game suspension for kneeing Brad Marchand in the head on Saturday. It's the maximum given that Shanny elected not to see him in person. [SBN] [Puck Daddy]

*On hockey's culture of revenge. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

*On "the code", which may or may not have ever actually existed. [Puck Daddy]

*Former Flyer Brad Marsh on being a professional, on and off the ice. [Hockeybuzz]

*A look at the NHL's suspension policy. [Flyers Faithful]

*On Corsi and estimation error. [St. Louis Game Time]

*Score effects and what they mean for the hockey watcher. [NHL Numbers]

*Chatting with Sergei Bobrovsky, about his injury and his Olympic hopes. [PD]

*Speaking of the Olympics, Team USA might be awesome. [Sports Illustrated]