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Morning Fly By - September 16, 2009

It's a big day today as the Flyers finally return to the ice in an NHL arena. They are in Detroit for an 11 AM skate at Joe Louis Arena this morning before taking on the Red Wings in their first preseason test this evening at 7 PM. The game will not be televised but you can catch it live on 610 WIP. 16 days until the regular season begins.

Here's a quick fly by of the news and debate around the Flyers and the NHL this Wednesday morning...

FLYERS NEWS

  • The Flyers and Sixers have reached a new agreement with 610 WIP in which Comcast-Spectacor will manage all programming and advertising responsibilities during game broadcasts, instead of the previous set up where WIP covered those responsibilities. [Daily News]
  • James van Riemsdyk will travel with the team to Detroit tonight, but it is uncertain whether or not he will play. [Daily News]
  • If you missed it last night, the Flyers announced their local television schedule. [h/t to Ben Feldman]
  • Broad Street Hockey fantasy league... interested? [In the FanPosts]

SEASON PREVIEWS

COMMENTARY AND ANALYSIS

  • Danny Briere is undergoing a tough test now that preseason has finally begun. [CSN Philly]
  • The Glens Falls Post-Star has a writer at Training Camp and he gives his take on who he thinks will be on the Phantoms when camp comes to a close. [Post-Star]
  • One writer thinks Mike Richards has finally completed the learning curve that goes along with being captain. [Daily News]
  • A Flyers blogger gets in-depth with the salary cap. [Clockwork Orange]
  • Steve Downie is finally maturing in Tampa Bay. [Sports Illustrated] and [Phila.Bright]
  • Why is Manny Malhotra still unemployed? [Hockey Or Die!]