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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Leighton Out, Spectrum Following

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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]