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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Well, it happened

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

(Ben Solomon/Philadelphia Flyers)

*So the Flyers revealed their mascot yesterday. And he is...Gritty. [BSH]

*And the initial reviews were not at all good! At. All. [Philly.com]

*Gritty has a bio, because in today’s social media-driven society everyone needs a bio, right? [Flyers]

*So what about the players? Do they like this thing? [Philly.com]

*I’ll tell you one thing, you either think this thing is a horrific abomination or you think it’s absolutely amazing. [Yahoo Sports]

*Anyhoo, on to more important matters. Like the fact that the Flyers have themselves a bit of a “situation” at the goalie position right now. [BSH]

*Morgan Frost is back with the Soo and is already kicking ass in the new OHL season. [NBC Sports Philly]

*With the addition of JVR, the Flyers have a nice one-two punch at the left wing position. [Philly.com]

*Travis Yost took a look at each team’s top six and has determined that ours is pretty dang impressive! [TSN]

*The fine folks over at Japers’ Rink have begun their examination of the Metro by ranking the goalies, and if you ask me they think more of Brian Elliott than most of you people do. [Japers’ Rink]

*There has been a lot of talk over the course of camp about certain kids making the roster decisions “tough” for Ron and Dave and their cohorts. But here’s the thing...should they actually be tough decisions? [BSH]

*USA Today does this informal polling of players every year, and this year they revealed that a lot of guys are legitimately worried about concussions. [USA Today]

*In that vein, on the NHL’s culture of revenge and why it’s ultimately a dangerous game for the players to play. [Habs Eyes On The Prize]

*And finally, Claude Giroux, your captain, absolute beaut, 100 point scorer, and the one player with enough balls to pull the goalie in the second period. This is not a euphemism. [BSH]