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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Rivals™ edition

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

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*The Flyers are off on their mini-road trip, starting tonight in Chicago for the dreaded 8PM Rivalry Night puck drop. Before the game, though, if you do anything, read Meltzer’s latest. It’s exceptional. [Hockeybuzz]

*Unfortunately a few key pieces are being left behind in Philly. Shayne Gostisbehere and Nolan Patrick won’t be making the trip. []

*Remember the other night when the Flyers lost in OT to the worst team in hockey? Good times. Here’s what we learned. [BSH]

*We’ve also got some awesome photos of the game from our pal Kate. [BSH]

*Yes, Travis Sanheim makes some mistakes. But it’s okay, because he’s learning. [Courier-Post]

*The Flyers long-time PA announcer, Lou Nolan, has written a new book documenting his 50 years in the hockey world. It seems super cool. Guy’s got stories. []

*If your favorite player’s ice time starts to decline, you might need to worry about his place on the team. [TSN]

*This is something new, that could be fun: Wysh’s Best Player In The World Of The Week. [ESPN]

*Everyone have a fun Halloween? DGB put together the scariest starts of this young NHL season. [Sportsnet]

*And finally, to both delight and terrify you, six spooky Flyers stories to read with the lights on. [BSH]