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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Apparently we still can't have nice things

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

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* So, how exactly could the Flyers get to the playoffs? [BSH]

* One thing that won't help that cause: Steve Mason is out, possibly for a number of weeks. Womp womp: [BSH]

* Anywho! Today the Flyers are in Montreal. Preview: []

* The other big news yesterday ... was that Braydon Coburn and R.J. Umberger had a fight in practice? well we know that story's not true because Coburn is too soft to fight anyone am i right!!!! [CSN Philly]

* Michael Raffl talks about his current illness a bit: []

* Is the playoff field already set? [CBS]

* Looking at the status of various bubble teams as possible buyers/sellers, including the Flyers: []

* What to do with David Clarkson, who's been healthy scratched and still has five more years after this one on his contract? [Sportsnet]

* A tribute from Sharks fans to Evgeni Nabokov, who was traded to San Jose yesterday for the purpose of retiring as a Shark later this week: [Fear the Fin]

* College hockey power rankings: [SBN College Hockey]

* Whatever war was in place against hockey analytics is now pretty much over: [Awful Announcing]

* Why are Rogers' TV ratings numbers down this year, in the first of the 12-year TV contract? [Pension Plan Puppets]

* Finally, Alex Ovechkin finally got that Honda that he kept yelling about while he was drunk at the All-Star draft, and he gave it to charity as he promised: [Puck Daddy]