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Tuesday Morning Fly By: It’s getting pretty messy out there

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

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*Back at it tonight with the Capitals, but the rest of this week’s schedule? Cancelled, for now. It’s not going well on the virus front at the moment, friends. [BSH]

*Which brings us to a conversation none of us really want to have, but one that we should probably all be having. [Japers’ Rink]

*Anyhoo, hockey, right?? Ivan Provorov has been of a mixed bag so far this season. Which you don’t really love from your #1 defenseman. [BSH]

*We’ll be seeing Brian Elliott again tonight. Getting a bit more starts than we anticipated, eh? [Inquirer]

*AV has, with good reason, been jumbling up the lines lately. And he seems to have landed on a successful combination that I’m not sure any of us saw coming. [Inquirer]

*Speaking of ideal combinations, what is the best way to piece together a functional NHL defense without Travis Sanheim in the mix? [BSH]

*There have been a lot of questionable hits so far this season. And the Flyers aren’t the only ones that have been on the receiving end. It’s generated a lot of talk among the Flyerstariat about the team’s need to be “tougher” on the ice. But does that even help? In reality, there’s only one way to get these hits out of the game. [The Hockey News]

*The 3-on-3 overtime format is, theoretically, the most exciting thing about the current version of the NHL. This deep dive into the strategies used and the numbers generated is pretty fun. [The Athletic]

*And finally... the weekly Prospect Report!! Lots and lots going on now with the Phantoms’ season in full swing. [BSH]

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