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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Well they tried

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

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*Right? Seems like they tried. Anyhoo. Raffl got hurt. The Flyers lost. Recap.

*Scott Laughton had another good game last night as he continues to be one of the few consistently bright spots in this lineup thus far. []

*So after saying he’d never break up his top pairing of Shayne Gostisbehere and Ivan Provorov, Dave Hakstol went ahead and did that because he’s a liar. How are we liking this new-look defense so far? []

*One of the biggest beneficiaries of the defense shake-up is Robert Hagg, who is now seeing time with Ivan Provorov. Hagg is excited about the challenge that comes with a bigger role. [Courier-Post]

*Anyhoo, let’s check in on the kids. Morgan Frost continues to be extremely impressive. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Danny Briere is building himself a new career as GM for the revived Maine Mariners, and he seems to be loving the role so far. []

*Carter Hart gets some love in this latest prospect roundtable from the brain trust at ESPN. [ESPN]