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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Happy New Year('s Eve), Flyers fans.

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

Bruce Bennett

*Flyers win! But no mas shootouts por favor. RECAP!

*And we're right back at it tonight against the Flames. Check back later for a preview.

*Mid-season grading for Paul Holmgren's 2013-14 offseason moves. [Flyers Faithful]

*Wayne Simmonds very nearly had himself a Flyers record for most consecutive multi-goal games. [Daily News]

*Zac Rinaldo and Jakub Voracek held an impromptu fastest skater competition after practice on Sunday. Craig Berube had his money on Rinaldo. []

*Michael Raffl is the first official Flyers Olympian. [Flyers]

*Team Canada rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Slovakians at the WJC yesterday; today at 1130AM they'll take on Team USA in what will likely be the highlight of the tournament. The game will stream live on [TSN]

*The Big House in Ann Arbor is ready to go for tomorrow's Classic. There might be snow, which will be awesome. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Speaking of the Winter Classic, let's once again look at why there are just too many outdoor games this year. [Puck Daddy]

*On why the Classic was the NHL's best idea ever, from a business perspective. [The Street]

*BSHer PierceC on how to analyze defensemen in the NHL. [Poweranks]

*The size of the ice in Sochi will be a major factor for the 2014 Olympic Games. []

*Rumors of a 2015 Winter Classic in Washington, D.C. persist. [Japers' Rink]

*College hockey's smaller players have an uphill battle towards success. [SBN College Hockey]

*Paul Stewart shares some interesting insight into the history of physical conditioning practices for NHL officials. [Hockeybuzz]

*And finally, Puck Daddy's 2013 Alternative Year in Hockey Awards are here. The moment you've been waiting for? Maybe. Enjoy. [PD]