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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Mr. Jones, and us

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

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*It is game day once again and tonight will mark the regular season debut of Martin Jones. Against the Bruins. The Real Test, as they say. Anyhoo, here’s what we learned from Monday’s barn-burner fun-time win. [BSH]

Now let’s talk about how this season already feels different after only two games. [The Athletic]

*Monday’s game against the Kraken was the first time in a long time that the Flyers delivered a proper blowout win. Felt good! [BSH]

*It’s also been a long time since we saw a game like the one we saw from Nate Thompson. [BSH]

*Somehow in the year of our lord 2021 people are still under the impression that Claude Giroux will leave Philadelphia to go play for THE OTTAWA SENATORS. [The Hockey News]

*Blissfully, this weeks 32 Thoughts puts the kibosh on that for the most part. [Sportsnet]

*Former Flyer Tom “silky mitts” Sestito is doing his part to raise awareness of the big-time painkiller problem currently plaguing the NHL. [Inquirer]

*And finally, the kind of power ranking you may not know you wanted but I promise you, you definitely do. You need it, actually. [The Athletic]