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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Not just a pretty face

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

Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers
This Renaissance painting belongs in the Louvre.
Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

*You’ve been hearing it a lot the last few weeks: the Flyers are so hot right now. But being “the hottest team” implies surface-level luck. The wins are gifts from the gods. But this team is so much more than that. [NBC Sports Philly]

*And it has become pretty clear that Alain Vigneault is a big reason why this team has done a full 180 from the team we watched last season. [BSH]

*Yesterday was team photo day which meant that Oskar Lindblom got to put on his jersey and take the ice with his teammates. Kid looks like he’s in good spirits. [Inquirer]

*Look closely, though, and there was something not quite right about the photo... [NBC Sports Philly]

*The Flyers are going to face some tough competition in the playoffs. It’ll be hard to slow down all that high-end talent. Good news is, Carter Hart don’t give a fuck. [BSH]

*You know things are good when even Jake Voracek is getting praise from the mainstream sports media. [Inquirer]

*Charlie takes some time to highlight the fact that Claude Giroux is, and ever was, and ever will be, elite. [The Athletic]

*The college kids take the spotlight in this week’s prospect report. [BSH]

*Oh and the Flyers are still the favorite to win the Cup. NBD. [NBC Sports Philly]

*The Flyers win when their players score. Wild stuff. [BSH]

*And finally... it’s 25 Under 25 time! The more votes we get the more fun it is, so take some time and fill out your ballot. We love seeing what you guys think. [BSH]