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Tuesday Morning Fly By: This schedule is the worst

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

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*Whoever made the Flyers’ schedule this year is an asshole. There, I said it. Anyway, let’s revisit some Metro Division predictions, shall we? [BSH]

*Dave Isaac had a little mailbag fun, took some questions, did some speculatin’. [Courier-Post]

*Bernie Parent has some advice for Carter Hart, who I can only assume will still be hanging out in Philadelphia 40 years from now, wearing his Cup rings, hanging out bon mots to the youths. [Inquirer]

*So you say your long-overlooked elite 1C has finally garnered some awards recognition, if only at the midseason. What should we expect to come of this? [The Athletic]

*Related, just what exactly is it that makes Sean Couturier so dang good defensively? [The Point]

*Wade Allison continues to impress, this and other cool things in this week’s prospect report. [BSH]

*Entering the home stretch of the season, which teams are headed up and which are going down? [The Hockey News]

*Trade deadline rumors abound as January races to a close. [Sportsnet]

*And finally, thank the gods for the folks at Russian Machine Never Breaks, who are doing the most important work in sports journalism right now. [RMNB]