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Thursday Morning Fly By: The break gets a little longer

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

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*Yesterday’s 5pm news drop revealed no new Flyers on the Covid protocol, which is a good sign that perhaps the team avoided a full-blow outbreak:

*Even with that relatively good news, the league has cancelled Sunday’s Rangers game. For the best, probably. []

*Anyway, none of this is particularly transparent, so Charlie runs down everything we currently know for sure about the Flyers’ situation. [The Athletic]

*Also a lot of folks might not even know wtf is “Covid Protocol,” which makes this explainer a nice little thing to read. [Tampa Bay Times]

*Our own Steph Driver spoke with the folks over at Pensburgh about the Flyers’ experience with Ron Hextall at the helm. [Pensburgh]

*In that vein, let’s look back at Ron’s spiciest moves while he was here in Philly. [Sportsnet]

*Apparently this season’s weird format and schedule are allowing little friendships to form between officials and players, and that’s kind of nice. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The latest 31 Thoughts, with a lot of focus on the Hextall hire which means a little focus on the Flyers. [Sportsnet]

*And finally, our friends over at Snider Hockey do amazing work and foster the growth of some amazing people, like these four: