Monday Morning Fly By: Go west, young men

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

*The Flyers closed out their season-opening home stand Saturday with a loss to the Panthers, which can almost wholly be attributed to their taking too many dang penalties. Here’s what we learned. [BSH]

*And now, after a few days off, it’ll be time for our first taste of Flyers After Dark™, starting with Connor McDavid and the Oilers. [Inquirer]

*Four games in we are all now aware of what the Flyers’ player of the game will be given in the locker room post game, and it rules. [NBC Sports Philly]

*Nicolas Aube-Kubel has been kind of annoying to start the season, and after Saturday’s game his nonsense will cost him a bunch of money. [BSH]

*Charlie did another mailbag, which is always great, and in this one he explains why the start to this season is not, at all, like the start to the last one. [The Athletic]

*And finally, this is a very cool long-ish read on hockey programs both just north of and just south of the USA-Mexico border, and how they’re working to keep the game alive and grow it as much as they can with the resources they have. [Sportsnet]