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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Hey guess what Rivalry night stinks.

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

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*Ahh yes, our noted Rivals™ the Washington Capitals are in town tonight, which means that we don't get hockey until 8-ishPM. Which is stinky. GO FLYERS!

*Tonight's game against the Caps marks the start of a tough stretch of games against Metro Division opponents. Thankfully Wayne Simmonds isn't hurt. [Inquirer]

*It was in the last game against the Perds that shook Simmer up. Here's ten things we learned from a loss that could've been a win. [BSH]

*SPEAKING OF WAYNE SIMMONDS HAVE YOU VOTED YET? Yes? WELL GO VOTE AGAIN. Thank you. [NHL All-Star Vote]

*Ivan Provorov is more than comfortable taking on the NHL's best. Coming for you, Ovie. [Inquirer]

*Taylor Leier probably won't stick in this lineup for now, but he absolutely should. [Sons of Penn]

*Jordan Weal continues to kill it in the AHL, so why aren't the Flyers using him. [Highland Park Hockey]

*DGB does his best to convince all of us that the Columbus Blue Jackets cannot possibly be this good. [Sportsnet]

*This is a fun read: Ryan Kesler shares his secrets for shutting down his toughest opponents. [ESPN]

*And finally, millennials ruined the NHL. Like they've ruined everything else. [Puck Daddy]