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Morning Line- Craig Berube On Steve Mason

“He’s gotta go out and play his game. Don’t try and do too much, just play your game. Just be you. Move the puck when you get it. Get out and play the puck and move it. That’s what gets him in the game. And make the saves you’re supposed to make.”

-Craig Berube, head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers on goaltender Steve Mason who has yet to win a game this season.  More on Mason from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.

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Matheson runs the gamut of hockey stories in this week’s ‘Hockey World’

The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson's Hockey World mega-column's been chopped into 4 bite-size blog entries, and this week, he has a conversation with Nashville Predators GM David Poile, he suggests that the Oilers ought to draft Leon Draisaitl over Aaron Eklbad at the 2014 draft, and amongst his "This 'n' that" notes...

Ted Nolan will likely be getting a three-year contract from the Buffalo Sabres when they return from their Western Conference road swing, which earns a two-thumbs up from Drew Stafford. “He’s a great motivator; he’s extremely simple on his philosophies,” said Stafford, who has been in Buffalo for eight seasons. “He tells us, ‘Look what you get to do for a living … it’s a special opportunity, don’t take it for granted. Show up and compete for a couple of hours.”

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Afternoon Line

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A First For First Nation Coaches

from Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News,

Their ancestors helped develop the game centuries ago. There have been Indians in the NHL for 60 years.

But not until today will two Natives meet as head coaches in the NHL.

They are First Nations men, to be precise; that is the correct nomenclature in Canada. Sabres coach Ted Nolan is an Ojibwe from Ontario. Flyers coach Craig Berube is part Cree, and from Alberta.

"It's huge," Nolan said upon his arrival in Philadelphia yesterday. "The significance of it is not really what it means to me, or Craig Berube, but what it means when you think of what our ancestors went through."

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Brooks: Emery-Holtby scrap speaks poorly of Flyers, NHL

I never fought when I played goal, and I'd delicately describe the practice as "dumb" in the modern-day NHL, so you'd be correct to suggest that I thought Ray Emery's scrap with Braden Holtby was idiotic, and that the combination of injuries sustained during the Caps-Flyers brawl and the lack of supplemental discipline for Emery because there are apparently "no rules" prohibiting one goalie from skating to the other end of the ice and choosing to lay a beating upon another goalie all yielded a lack of team discipline and a lack of responsiblity-taking on the part of the NHL.

The New York Post's Larry Brooks' Sunday column includes a pondering about the Vanek-Moulson trade, a note about the Oilers' goaltending, suspension talk and much more, but his main thrust involves the Flyers-Capitals brawl and Emery's conduct, with Brooks suggesting that the Flyers' lack of discipline can be traced down from its ownership to the GM coach and players:

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Berube May Have A Little Tortorella In Him

from Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Already whistled for one roughing infraction and about to enter the penalty box early in the third period, Rosehill instead spun around and skated across the ice on a search-and-destroy mission. He inserted himself into a skirmish, knocking down Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky, earning another roughing penalty and a 10-minute misconduct and leaving the Flyers shorthanded for four minutes....

"Well, I thought it was a weak call originally," Berube said. "And then what he did afterward was unacceptable. He can't do it. He knows that."

Did the coach have some sort of punishment in mind?

"You want me to spank him?" Berube said. "Get lost."

more on Berube after the Flyers' victory last night.

Watch Berube's comment below...

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The Flyers Way

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Craig Berube is in as the Philadelphia Flyers’ new coach, replacing Peter Laviolette three games – three! - into the new 2013-14 NHL season. It felt like a panic move, which is what a lot of moves the Flyers make these days feel like.

They can be bold – trading away Jeff Carter and Mike Richards on the same day – and occasionally puzzling – signing Ilya Bryzgalov to a monster free-agent contract, acquiring Steve Mason from the Columbus scrap heap – but they are always interesting. Philadelphia has money to spend and an intensely loyal and involved owner in Ed Snider, so emotion figures into the equation more in Philadelphia than almost anywhere else in the NHL.

There is a Flyer way of doing things and Berube epitomizes the Flyer way. As a player, he was immensely popular wherever he landed – and the same apparently has been true in his various coaching assignments up to now....

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