Tuesday Morning Fly By: Leighton Out, Spectrum Following

PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 04: Michael Leighton #49 of the Philadelphia Flyers stands on the ice before the start of Game Four of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks at Wachovia Center on June 4, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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

  • So... The Flyers aren't worried about Michael Leighton 's back injury: [BSH] [Frequent Flyers] [CSNPhilly]
  • But in Frank Seravalli's story, we get this: "Holmgren said Leighton complained that he didn't "have any push off his one leg," which is what nagged Ray Emery last season in what ultimately turned out to be a career-threatening hip injury." [Daily News]
  • And in Anthony SanFilippo's story, we get this: "A team source told the Daily Times that Leighton is also dealing with arthritis in his lower back, and that is complicating things with his condition." [Delcotimes.com]
  • Why there is no reason to panic without Leighton: [Flyers Faithful]
  • The Phantoms announced their non-roster camp invitees: [PostStar.com]
  • Video of James van Riemsdyk, Claude Giroux, and Ville Leino delivering season tickets. WARNING AUTOPLAY: [Flyers.com]
  • Some videos from training camp: [PostStar.com]
  • There will be a new Phantoms radio show, debuting on October 4th: [PostStar.com]
  • The Spectrum is scheduled to be demolished during the first week of November: [Delcotimes.com]
  • Interesting quote from Antero Niittymaki: ""I've been in a situation where everything has looked good on the outside, but in reality the other goalie has talked shit about me behind my back every time it's possible." - Ex-Flyer G Antero Niittymäki on the battle for starting job." [euroflyers]
  • Previewing the 2010 jersey changes, part 1: [icethetics]
  • Tips for dominating your fantasy hockey draft: [Down Goes Brown]
  • Lastly, pass or fail on the new Versus ad campaign: [Puck Daddy]
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