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Tuesday Morning Fly By: We want to be like who?

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

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*Wait, you think the Flyers front office should emulate who? The Islanders? Who are riding high on the back of whatever kind of witchcraft leads to Val Filppula shooting at 12%? No, Chuck. We can do better than Lou. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Speaking of building a team, late last week we looked at the free agent forwards with history with Alain Vigneault. Guys we might target because Big Al likes them. Now, the defensemen. CHUCK DO NOT GET DAN GIRARDI. [BSH]

*Flyers’ goalie prospect Samuel Ersson has quietly become one of the best goalie prospects in Europe and that’s pretty neat. [The Athletic]

*Lest you forget that this year’s playoffs are absolute madness, the Carolina Hurricanes are now the odds-on favorites to win the Stanley Cup. [Yahoo Sports Canada]

*In “pick a bandwagon” news, DGB examines which teams the entire nation of Canada should throw its weight behind. [The Athletic]