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Tuesday Morning Fly By: Giddy up

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

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2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series - Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

*It’s finally here! Go time! Lift off! Other sayings that indicate the beginning of something big!! Your Flyers will take the ice in a real life hockey game against those Pittsburgh Penguins this afternoon and if you’re not excited now, you never will be. [Inquirer]

*It’s going to be pretty interesting to see how these games sound and feel and all of that with no crowds. [ESPN]

*For a little while there it was looking like we wouldn’t have to deal with Sidney Crosby for this game, but now... well, we might. [Pensburgh]

*With all of the teams and their various and sundry staff members now totally ensconced in the bubbles, the NHL continues to prove that they’re handling their restart better than any of the other leagues, by far. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Okay. On to the hockey games. If the Penguins choke in the play-in round, then the Flyers may end up with the Montreal Canadiens. How would that look for us? [BSH]

*Another possible opponent is the Carolina Hurricanes, who are always a bit of a wild card. [NBC Sports Philly]

*And then there’s the Rangers which just... ugh, go away. [NBC Sports Philly]

*As things kick off today, it seems like a good time to read up on Charlie’s thoughts on the roster. [The Athletic]

*Might the Flyers draft a German kid? That almost never happens. Remember Dennis Seidenberg?? Good times. [BSH]

*This would be the year for Canada to bring the Cup home, huh? Since it’s all already there and stuff. Shame that can’t happen, though. [AP]

*And finally, the players seem to think that if these playoffs end up with an asterisk in the history books, it shouldn’t be because it was an easier road. [AP]

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