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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Can’t lose if you aren’t playing

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

Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

*Another day off for the Flyers before tomorrow’s game against the Caps. Days off are nice, eh? Oh hey, did you guys know the Flyers are going to win the Stanley Cup? [BSH]

*Two of the biggest reasons why this team is in this fun position right now came to us courtesy of the city of New York. Thanks pals! [NBC Sports Philly]

*You may not have expected much from Derek Grant when Chuck brought him into the fold, which makes it safe to assume that he’s exceeding your expectations. [Courier-Post]

*Travis Konecny continues to garner attention for his absolutely outstanding play so far this season. [ProHockeyTalk]

*You know what’s kind of wild? Despite the struggles with slow starts and now with persistent health issues, Nolan Patrick has not been much worse than other big-name draft picks over the last couple of years. [BSH]

*The NHL, which hates fun, has elected to keep one of the rare fun quirks of the sport intact. [AP]

*And finally... prospects! Start paying attention to that Noah Cates kid, folks. [BSH]