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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Roadtrip!

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


*Tonight's game in Ottawa marks the start of a week's worth of away games, which should be interesting. Let's hope whatever little spark we saw Saturday bursts into full-on flames of gingery, beast-mode goodness. Previews to follow!

*Steve Downie will be a game-time decision tonight. [CSN Philly]

*After last night, it's official: Fred Shero is a Hall of Fame hockey coach. Here's some great quotes of his to remind you why he was awesome. [Flyers]

*And here's a look at all of the inductees that were honored last night. [SB Nation]

*The Fog wasn't the only member of the Flyers organization to be inducted last night; beat writer Jay Greenberg was also honored with a place in the HHoF. Won't see that again for a while, methinks. [Daily News] [Flyers]

*Is it possible that Chris Pronger could make it to the Hall as early as 2015? [BSH]

*Meltzer looks ahead at the road trip the Flyers are embarking on and takes a look back at Shero and Pelle Lindbergh. [Hockeybuzz]

*The Flyers dodged a massive, massive bullet when that Dan Cleary contract fell through. []

*On the fabricated importance of wearing the C. [Flyers Faithful]

*A look at Paul Holmgren's contracts and how they will affect the team at the deadline. [BSH (FanPost)]

*Gary Bettman thinks the debate over fighting in hockey is getting too much attention. [TSN]

*Gary Bettman would also prefer a hockey World Cup to NHL Olympic participation. [ProHockeyTalk]

*DGB's rundown of all the hockey happenings over the weekend, including some of those pesky Oilers-Flyers trade rumors. [Grantland]

*And finally, a Capitals fan has constructed a mane of facial hair that would make Zeus weep. Ovie must be proud. [Puck Daddy]