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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Travis, we hardly knew ye

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

Detroit Red Wings v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

*After a wonderful weekend of hockey goodness, the Flyers are back on the ice tonight out in Detroit, Rock and/or Motor City, to take on those Red Wings. The team will be without Travis Sanheim because, well, he’s a Phantoms now. [BSH]

* we need to talk about Travis? [NBC Sports Philly]

*Anyhoo, Travis Konecny, huh? Kid’s really found his game since Christmas and it is super fun to watch. [Flyers]

*Poor Samuel Morin is having a rough season, as it would appear that the big kid is hurt again. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Since coming back from his much-deserved rest, Brian Elliott looked very, very good. Some of those saves in the Capitals game were downright Hasek-like. []

*And speaking of that Caps game, let’s look at ten observations from a well-earned win. [BSH]

*The league has revealed the format for the All-Star Skills Competition. Should be fun, as usual. []

*If you looked at the Team USA roster for the Olympics and thought to yourself “who are these people?” well, this should help a little. At least with the goalies. [ESPN]

*And finally, against all odds, it would appear that Pierre-Eduoard Bellemare and his Vegas Golden Knights are the real deal. Which is just...madness. Here are six reasons why this team is the surprise of the season. [SB Nation]