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Monday Morning Fly By: Setbacks begin

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

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*Well, we should’ve known that all of these plans that were flying along at full speed toward the playoffs were going to hit a speed bump eventually. And over the weekend, a pretty big bump. First we learned that several Tampa Bay Lightning have tested positive for the coronavirus. [Raw Charge]

*Then another bump came in the form of Auston Matthews testing positive. That’s a big name, folks. [Pension Plan Puppets]

*So yeah, the most important thing about this entire plan is going to be ensuring the virus doesn’t run rampant through the league. And we aren’t off to a great start here. [Inquirer]

*And where we stand, there are a lot of questions the league is going to have to answer. [NBC Sports Philly]

*And despite all this, Canada has decided to let this whole circus cross on over the the border into a Canadian playoff hub city. [AP]

*Anyhoo, the Flyers. Let’s talk about Brian Elliott’s season, shall we? [NBC Sports Philly]

*We’ll talk Nicolas Aube-Kubel, too. One of this season’s pleasant surprises. [BSH]

*This is fun: ten Philly play-by-play announcers remember their favorite calls of all time. [The Athletic]

*And finally, in case you missed it: new Flyperbole! The boys are talking Selke. And Couturier. Because of course. [BSH]