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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Winning. Tonight. It's happening.

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

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*Hey there's a game tonight, and it is being played here in Philadelphia! We're supposed to be excited I think but I forget how. Official preview of this here Senators game here; check back this afternoon for a BSH preview. Puck drops at 7. Maybe try winning?

*Bad news as Claude Giroux is experiencing some "discomfort" and will likely not rejoin the team until Saturday. [Daily News]

*The Flyers' captain missed practice yesterday and was replaced on the top line by Zac Rinaldo LOL BERUBE YOU OLD COOT. [Inquirer]

*Rinaldo spoke after practice about filling in. [Flyers]

*Ron Hextall still thinks the Flyers are a playoff team; says they need to be "mentally stronger". [CSN Philly]

*Now that the road trip is over, let's take a look back by the numbers. [Buzz On Broad]

*Ryan White was brought up and then sent back down yesterday, per the rules. [BSH]

*The Flyers are currently stuck in the terrible spot between the playoffs and a good draft pick, and that's not good. [Daily News]

*Four fixes the Flyers can make in order to win more games. [BSH]

*Hopefully coming back home will help the team turn things around/right the ship/stop sucking. [CSN Philly]

*So did you watch the gold medal game last night? SO GOOD. Congrats, Canadians.

*Five underrated players from this season's first half. [The Hockey News]

*Patrick Kane had the best selling hockey jersey of 2014. [Puck Daddy]

*When you take a look at what the Flyers would need, record-wise, to get into the playoffs it all becomes kind of depressing. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Wayne Simmonds makes an appearance on this list of the league's top power forwards this season. [CBS Sports]

*Gary Bettman credits social media success with driving NHL growth. [USA Today]

*Are the Toronto Maple Leafs fundamentally unlikeable? [Sportsnet]

*This video of Morgan Rielly grocery shopping would indicate that no, they are not unlikeable. [TSN]

*And finally, in light of the Flyers' recent fine for breaking holiday travel rules, here are even MORE activities that the league has outlawed during the holiday break. [Lighthouse Hockey]

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