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Tuesday Morning Fly By: The Flyers won and then also lost. Preseason is weird.

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

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*Flyers Team #1 beat the Capitals 5-4 but then Flyers Team #2 lost to the Leafs in a shootout. In case you forgot (you didn't), shootouts are terrible. Recaps, highlights, and observations from both games from BSH can be found here.

*The Flyers' power play is still a huge part of the team's system. [Courier-Post]

*Gird your loins; the Flyers' top D pairing is now Andrew MacDonald and Braydon Coburn. [Inquirer]

*Craig Berube is hoping to get his lineup finalized sooner rather than later. [CSN Philly]

*Wayne Simmonds may be the key to more offense from Matt Read and Sean Couturier. [Courier-Post]

*A look at five players that might replace Scott Hartnell on the power play. [Let's Go Flyers]

*The Flyers' prospects will use this season to prove they can play at the next level. [Hockey's Future]

*Del Zotto is still convinced that the Flyers are the right team to get him back on track. [CSN Philly]

*The top ten NHL players right on the Hockey Hall of Fame borderline. [Puck Daddy]

*Gary Bettman won't expand the NHL just to balance the two conferences. Evidently that's crazy talk. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The Capitals will have a new logo for the 2015 Winter Classic, if this leaked photo is to be trusted. [SB Nation]

*Is WOWY worthless when it comes to evaluating players? This four-part piece from St. Louis Game Time argues that it is. [Part one, part two, part three, part four]

*The success of a second NHL team in the Toronto area would greatly depend on the sustained misery of Maple Leafs fans. [Puck Daddy]

*And finally, the Mighty Ducks reunited and made a Flying V. [TSN]