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Wednesday Morning Fly By: It's Metro Rival Day, go Flyers!

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

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*Rangers tonight! Puck drops at 8PM because it's stupid Rivalry Night on NBCSN. At least this time we're playing a legitimate rival. Check back this afternoon for a preview.

*A few of the guys spoke with the media about meeting the Rangers at MSG. [Flyers]

*The Flyers may have lost on Monday but they played a hell of a third period; they hope to carry that momentum into tonight's important game. [CSN Philly]

*Kurt takes an in-depth look at Wayne Simmonds' power play prowess. [BSH]

*The Flyers are still waiting for the Lecavalier signing to pay off. [Inquirer]

*Flyers' prospect Shayne Gostisbehere's Union College hockey team is ranking No. 1 for the first time in its program's history. [SBN College Hockey]

*In other college hockey news, prized UMass Lowell forward Christian Folin is likely to sign an NHL contract when his season is finished and the Flyers are in the running. [SBNCH] [BSH] [Flyers]

*An LA Kings blogger thanks Philadelphia for showing him an awesome time during the Kings-Flyers game. [Hockeybuzz]

*On how unleashing certain players can allow a coach to utilize his players in the best way. [Backhand Shelf]

*An examination of the most recent Cup winners yields insight into the anatomy of a Cup contender. [Silver Seven]

*Five hockey myths about the original six that are actually big fat lies. [Grantland]

*A company is interested in changing the ice hockey puck into something really...weird. [TSN]


*Late additions: Anthony Stolarz slashed a guy in the head. Not good. And UNH forward Kevin Goumas seems to have signed with the Flyers.