As the Flyers veterans hit the ice for the first day of training camp on Friday, hockey is that much closer.
The first preseason game is on Monday, just three days away. The regular season begins in just under three weeks on October 8.
As with the start of all new seasons, it is a chance for the Flyers to begin with a clean slate. But this is literally a fresh start for the Flyers, who have undergone many offseason changes.