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Thursday Morning Fly By: Flyers hockey is the scariest thing ever!

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...


*It's Halloween! Lucky for us we're fans of a terrifying, horrifying, spooky, evil hockey team. Mwahahaha and such.

*And while we're at it, who are the Flyers who were running around in bunny costumes last night? [BSH]

*People are talking about Thomas Vanek and the Flyers like it was a thing that almost happened. [CSN Philly]

*ASF breaks down the the Ducks game. [Flyers]

*The Flyers could probably stand to improve their defensive game. [The Daily News]

*Steve Mason is delivering solid - sometimes great - goaltending on a nightly basis. The Flyers are wasting his efforts. [Inquirer] [SB Nation]

*What's the deal with these third period struggles? [CSN Philly]

*Scott Laughton and Taylor Leier continue to be the Flyers leading prospects. [Flyers Faithful]

*So Schenn the Elder really did a number on Teemu Selanne's heretofore perfect face. [Anaheim Calling]

*Speaking of; on high sticks and the cranial trauma they can cause. [SBN]

*Rule changes meant to improve the NHL game often don't. [Hockeybuzz]

*30 Thoughts, including a movement amongst NHL GMs to allow teams/coaches/owners to be fined for the bad actions of their players. [CBC]

*On why shot volume = power play success. [mc79hockey]

*Now let's have some Halloween fun! The Reading Royals have some spiffy Halloween-themed jerseys this year. [Puck Daddy]

*Officer Bob, reporting for duty. [SBN]

*Scott Hartnell horrifies us all by going and doing this.

*The 50 creepiest hockey logos of all time. [Part One, Part Two]

*Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk face off in a pumpkin carving duel for the ages. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

*Here's an ECHL goaltender that moonlights as a Neil Diamond impersonator. That's fun. [PD]

*And finally, Nathan MacKinnon dressed as a giant baby and Semyon Varlamov as Duff Man. Enjoy.

**Late addition: Semyon Varlamov turned himself into the Denver Police last night on a domestic violence charge. Yikes. [TSN]