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Morning Skate: More COVID cancellations

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It’s our second day here at Philly Hockey Now, and it looks like we had great timing with our launch as the Philadelphia Flyers are now on pause due to COVID protocol. Tuesday night’s game was postponed the day of, just a day after the Flyers’ contests against the New Jersey Devils later this week had the same fate.

The Flyers are now off until at least Sunday when they are scheduled to visit the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. However, with three players now on the COVID list, who knows how that may end up.

Welcome to the Morning Skate, Philly Hockey Now’s roundup of links from yesterday on this site as well other sites around the National Hockey Now network and hockey world!

In case you missed our launch content yesterday, there is plenty of relevant content to get caught up on during the Flyers’ mini break.

A little post about what we’re all about here at Philly Hockey Now.

Claude Giroux and Justin Braun joined Travis Sanheim as the Flyers’ count of players on NHL’s COVID Protocol list reached three. (Philly Hockey Now)

Grading the Flyers forwards through the quarter mark of the season. There have been quite a few surprises. (Philly Hockey Now)

The defensemen haven’t been as surprising, unfortunately, but there’s still plenty to dig into. (Philly Hockey Now)

There has been some good, some bad, and there is still an unknown factor surrounding this team. Taking a look at the State of the Flyers four weeks into the season. (Philly Hockey Now)


Flyers fans are very familiar with the Penguins’ new GM. But how will Ron Hextall handle another crack at managing a team? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Flyers power play is in need of some help. Could they try five forwards on the man advantage as the Bruins might? (Boston Hockey Now)

The Islanders are getting some offensive help from an unlikely source. (NYI Hockey Now)

Do you want to know how a cereal based on Nathan MacKinnon came to be? Of course you do! (Colorado Hockey Now)


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Ryan is a proud graduate of Monmouth University. He has covered the Philadelphia Flyers for the better part of a decade at various outlets, including Sons of Penn and Broad Street Hockey. Ryan has also worked for NHL.com and NBC Sports Regional Networks. Whether it's a GIF, quick stat, analysis, or long-form column, he's got you covered.

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