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Tuesday Morning Fly By: And they’re off

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes…

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NHL: OCT 16 Flyers at Oilers

*The boys went wheels-up yesterday, en route to face the currently unbeaten Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. The big question heading into this one? Will we have Ryan Ellis or won’t we. [NBC Sports Philly]

*He traveled with the team, which is good. The option is there if he can do it. It’ll be good if he can, the team clearly needs him. [Inquirer]

*The Flyers alumni will be playing another fun charity game soon, and there’s a pretty long and storied history of these games. In case you didn’t know that. [Flyers]

*This is a pretty interesting story; in Canada, where you would think there’d be no shortage, they are running out of hockey referees. No one wants to do it. Bet you can guess why. [The Athletic]

*Spurred on by the loss of Jimmy Hayes, former Avalanche center Colin Wilson shared his own battle with addiction. That also developed while he was playing in the NHL. [The Players’ Tribune]

*And finally, if you like watching NHL prospects play hockey, this is for you: a full guide on how to watch just about EVERY league. In the world. [The Athletic]