*It may not have been pretty but the Flyers won their first game of the season! Hooray! And it was on the back of Steve Mason, so remember how everyone was like "we need a goalie who can steal a game etc."? Wish: granted. Recaps from BSH, CSN, Philly.com, and NHL.com.
*Craig Berube didn't wait long to change things up, as his first practice yesterday featured new lines and defensive pairings. (Philly.com)
*Coach Berube is going to emphasize accountability with his players going forward and will draw from his time playing under Darryl Sutter as he shapes the team.
*So what's up with the random criticism of Luke Schenn by "anonymous source"? (BSH)
*Let's look at why Peter Laviolette was fired so quickly and whether Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn played a role in his firing.
*Speaking of Schenn, BSHer Dangler9 takes the time to examine his performance pretty closely. (BSH)
*Any other NHL coaches in imminent dangers of losing their jobs? And what of all these dangling questions remaining after the Lavi firing?
*Checking in with the Phantoms via their die-hard fans in Glens Falls. (Flyers Faithful)
*Flyers beat writer Frank Seravalli sat down with Justin Bourne for a podcast in which he tackles all the news that's fit to print and has no place on twitter. (Backhand Shelf)
*The Canadian Prime Minister seems to think hockey is too violent. (TSN)
*BSHer PierceC is tracking zone exits; check out the data from the Flyers' opening game here.
*30 Thoughts, including some on those pesky spin-o-ramas players insist on doing. (CBC)
*And finally, a bit of humor gets injected into this coaching fiasco by our friends at Lighthouse Hockey. (LH)