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

NHL: JAN 31 Flyers at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

*Everyone enjoy the night off last night? Preseason can get pretty intense sometimes eh? So many games. Anyhoo, time to move on from those losses to the Islanders and take on the Bruins tonight. Before we do, here’s what we learned from Tuesday’s game. [BSH]

*Charlie breaks down how the roster battles may have shifted over the course of those first two games. [The Athletic]

*And speaking of roster battles, the pool of players available for that battle shrunk a bit yesterday, as the team announced the first round of cuts. [BSH]

*Charlie also breaks down what’s left of the players on the roster. [The Athletic]

*One of the guys technically battling for a spot, Robert Hagg, was... not awful? in Tuesday’s game? “Not awful” feels about as generous as is warranted. [Inquirer]

*This piece is rather Rangers-specific, but it serves as a nice reminder of what purpose the preseason serves. [Blueshirt Banter]

*Speaking of enemies, we enter this season with old friend Wayne Simmonds becoming an enemy on the ice. And he was bad last season. [On The Forecheck]

*Looks like Dustin Byfuglien is thinking about hanging them up. [Yahoo Sports]

*And finally, it would appear that Alexander Barkov remains the most underrated players that everyone rates really highly, according to a recent poll of players. The correct answer is, of course, Sean Couturier. [ProHockeyTalk]