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Monday Morning Fly By: The countdown is now in single digits. Get excited.

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

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*In addition to last night's Devils game the Flyers also participated in Saturday's "Battle on Hamilton" at the Phantoms' PPL Arena in Allentown and thanks to BSH's new Phantoms reporter Lindsey Smith, we have a full report in case you missed it. [BSH]

*The Flyers front office is looking forward to have the farm team closer to home again. [Inquirer]

*The team announced a few more roster cuts over the weekend. [BSH]

*Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier, and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare are still working to come back from injury; they spoke about their recovery over the weekend. [Flyers]

*The Flyers, for their part, and being careful not to rush Giroux back onto the ice. [CSN Philly]

*One injured player we won't be seeing for quite some time is center Ryan White. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Bellemare knows he is fighting an uphill battle to make the roster while working through an injury... [Courier-Post]

*...which is a shame, because Bellemare was hoping to lead the NHL's French revolution. [Puck Daddy]

*On why Jay Rosehill or Zack Stortini will do nothing to prevent injury to the Flyers' star players. [BSH]

*NHL journeyman Blair Jones' Saskatoon connection with the Schenn brothers may help him stick with the Flyers. [Daily News]

*The Wells Fargo Center's new LED lighting system might be a little too bright. [Courier-Post]

*The Quebec government is considering getting involved in the push to get the NHL back to Quebec City. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The Lightning have revealed their new third. It's black. Lucky. [Icethetics]

*And finally, Buffalo Sabres fans are already wearing Connor McDavid jerseys. Seems...premature. [Puck Daddy]