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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Rivals!

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

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*The Flyers are back tonight against their long time Rivals™ the Detroit Red Wings, which means nothing except that we have to wait until after 8PM for puck drop. GO FLYERS!

*Just like all the rest of us, Ron Hextall loves Ivan Provorov. [Inquirer]

*Welcome new member of the BSH team Jason Polinsky by reading and then troll commenting on his first Flyers prospect report! [BSH]

*So the Flyers' goaltending has been...sub par. But Dave Hakstol is not concerned. [CSN Philly]

*But maybe the team in front of the goaltenders can do something to help their goalies improve? Hmm? [Courier-Post]

*Hakstol is going to have to start making lineup decisions too, as the team starts to (finally) get healthy. One decision has been made for him, as Boyd Gordon will come out of the lineup due to injury. [BSH]

*Speaking of...should we be thinking about Jordan Weal in this team's bottom six? [Sons of Penn]

*Let's check in on the rest of the Phantoms, too. [Highland Park Hockey]

*Friedman's latest thirty thoughts hint at a possibility of a trade in the near future for the Flyers. [Sportsnet]

*Wayne Simmonds is pretty happy with his decision to add a visor to his helmet. []

*DGB on why it's too early for these five slow-starting teams to panic. [Sportsnet]

*And finally, in case you missed it, the latest episode of BSH Radio, which is awesome and you should tell your friends about it. [BSH]