Wednesday Morning Fly By: It's finally here!!

Ahh..it's good to go home. - Jim McIsaac

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

*It's finally game day!!! Check back this afternoon for BSH's very first gameday preview of the Flyers-Leafs season opener.

*Also there will probably be a live episode of BSH Radio recorded right after the game. More details to come later in the day.

*So...who's getting the first start? (CSN Philly)

*Hal Gill was signed yesterday. One year, $700,000. (BSH)

*In other roster news, Adam Hall was recalled from the Phantoms. (Flyers)

*Scott Hartnell is ready for a better start to the season than he had last year. (Philly.com)

*Meltzer on the Flyers' depth at the defenseman position. (Hockeybuzz)

*On how the new goalie pad and net changes will affect the goaltender. (CSN Philly)

*Steve Mason and Ray Emery spoke to the press yesterday about the upcoming season. (Flyers)

*The Flyers need better depth at center? (Philly.com)

*Oddsmakers think Peter Laviolette will be the first coach fired this season. (BSH)

*The opening night rosters for every team in the league. (SB Nation)

*A closer look at why the Phantoms have struggled during their time in Adirondack. (Flyers Faithful)

*Another round of NHL predictions...(On the Forecheck)

*...and on why you shouldn't take any of these preseason predictions too seriously. (ProHockeyTalk)

*A review of the 2013-14 Hockey Prospectus Guide, for the prospect followers, and luck, talent, parity, and predicting a player's or team's upper boundary.

*And finally, a Habs fan ran through the league, illustrating why a team that isn't the Canadiens won't win the Cup. Mild hilarity ensued. (Buzzfeed)

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