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Saturday Morning Fly By: On the Flyers making a move, the Wade Train hitting Allentown, and the ‘Mustache Line’

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Hello everybody and welcome, to the Saturday morning Fly By: your open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes…

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Gooooood morning and good hockey, Flyers fans...loose pucks up front, links to follow, and puck drop from the WFC at 7 p.m. tonight — but more on that later right here on this very website.

Loose pucks

That Phantoms/Devils game that got postponed due to COVID-19 protocols has been scheduled, details below...speaking of Phantoms — hello Wade Allison...back to the bigs, Travis Konecny’s next point will be the 200th in his short NHL career...Brian Elliott figures to get the nod in net as Carter Hart continues to work on the side with goalie coach Kim Dillabaugh...


Linking the Flyers

*Chuck Fletcher, it’s time to make a move in order to see just where the Flyers are at. [BSH]

*Yeah so you want Mattias Ekholm? Here’s a lightly used Alex Goligoski instead...maybe. [BSH]

*Checking in on the Phantoms, and on notables like Zayde Wisdom and potential call up Tanner Laczynski. [BSH]

*In case you missed Bill’s latest postgame after the 5-3 loss to the Capitals, you don’t wanna miss it ahead of their next matchup today. [BSH]

*ICYMI, friend of the program Charlie O’Connor lists the Flyers’ trade tiers (hint hint Chuck Fletcher). [The Athletic]

*On Scott Laughton and the “Mustache Line.” [Inquirer]


Linking the NHL

*The latest 31 Thoughts, the podcast is up and makes for perfect Saturday morning listening while running those pesky errands. [Sportsnet]

*Speaking of the Capitals, the team is leaving the door open for a Henrik Lundqvist return this season — and what a feel-good story that would be. [ESPN]

*John Tortorella vs. star player part: 67. [Sportsnet]

*No Flyers on here, but who doesn’t love a good midseason awards ballot? [TSN]


The empty netter

Say what you want about ESPN — or Stephen A’s schtick for that matter — but this is arguably more viral promotion that anything NBC has ever done for the NHL, and that television deal hasn’t even kicked in yet!