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Tuesday Morning Fly By: The dark days are over

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

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*You get more sunshine today than you did yesterday. Isn’t that nice?! Anyhoo, Alain Vigneault poked his head out of his lair yesterday to offer some optimism about Nolan Patrick and Oskar Lindblom. [BSH]

*He’s also excited to see the team take a big step forward. [Inquirer]

*So... Gritty is trying to get the Flyers to let him be in the building. I don’t know why they wouldn’t, besides optics, given that he’ll be roaming a completely empty 20k seat arena. [ProHockeyTalk]

*As we get closer to those empty-seat games kicking off, here’s some information that’s particular handy for you, the Flyers Fan. [NBC Sports Philly]

*And Charlie’s examined all the ways in which the changes to the league for this short season will affect the Flyers. [The Athletic]

*The Flyers will be playing in a new Division. Have you seen this? Have you heard about this? [BSH]

*One of the changes we’ll see will be expanded rosters, and there are a few key Flyers that should really be able to take advantage of that. [BSH]

*There are a few teams on the whole that should be able to take advantage of these changes. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The Dallas Stars will have fans in the seats to start the season. That is... a choice. [Defending Big D]

*And finally... this week’s Prospect Report! You’ve been wondering what Ronnie Attard is up to, haven’t you? [BSH]