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Tuesday Morning Fly By: That was worth staying up for, right?

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

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*What a game! What a win! Not a bad trip to California for the Flyers, I'd say. A good trip, even. Recap!

*Kimmo Timonen is still hurt and, thankfully, the Flyers aren't rushing him back. It'd be great if he skipped the Olympics too. [CSN Philly]

*Wayne Simmonds says "determination" is what is driving him this season. [Daily News]

*Midterm Top 25 Under 25: Brandon Alderson. [BSH]

*Bernie Parent is goalie Yoda; may have fixed Steve Mason. [CSN Philly]

*Henrik Lundqvist is the latest player to voice concerns about security in Sochi; he'll be leaving his family at home. Patrice Bergeron, however, has faith that everything will be fine.

*A look at some of the NHL's most impressive Ironmen. [Backhand Shelf]

*The Canadiens traded Raphael Diaz to the Canucks for Dale Weise yesterday. [SB Nation]

*Thomas Vanek rejected an offer from the Islanders and will likely be traded. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Predicting future goalie performance using one of baseball's forecasting systems. [Hockey-Graphs]

*A look at how the Washington Capitals create room for Alex Ovechkin on the power play. [mc79hockey]

*Women's hockey legend Manon Rheaume's son is following in her footsteps. [The Hockey News]

*And finally, this interview with Mr. Train is just fantastic. [MayorsManor]