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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Wayne Simmonds appreciation edition.

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

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*Wayne Simmonds had a super solid year on a pretty crappy team and we should all appreciate that. [BSH]

*You know who else had a great season? The Lehigh Valley Phantoms. [Phantoms Hockey]

*The Flyers moved from #13 overall to #2 overall in this year's entry draft. Did you know that? [Inquirer]

*Dean Lombardi? Nah we're good no thanks. [BSH]

*Travis Konecny continues to kick ass at the Worlds for Team Canada. [Sons of Penn]

*The IIHF hasn't given up hope on the NHL participating in the upcoming Olympics, so maybe we shouldn't either. [Puck Daddy]

*The World Cup of Hockey may take a hit though, if the league locks out again when the current CBA expires in 2020. [TSN]

*Dan Carcillo continues to prove what a good dude he is by devoting his retirement to helping other hockey players get healthy and happy. [CSN Chicago]

*This piece on how Alain Vigneault's terrible lineup decisions are hurting the New York Rangers' chances should be relevant to your interests. [Puck Daddy]