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New sked for New Year? NHL cancels slate through December 30

In a move that should come as no surprise, the National Hockey League decided to blow out 99 percent of December games, this time in a 15-day block between the 15th and 30th, making the announcement on Monday afternoon. Despite the work done by the NHL and NHLPA this past week in New York to close significant gaps in philosophy and how billions of dollars should be divided, a new Collective Bargaining Agreement has not been struck, but is closer than ever to being fashioned. With games only wiped out through December 14th, it was inevitable that a lack of …

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This Week in Flyers History 12/9-15

Welcome to the next installment of the second series of “This Week in Flyers History,” which aims to dredge up old memories, good and bad, of Flyers feats in the recent to distant past and to provide good fodder for trivia buffs. As it was during the second half of last season, we’ll be here every Sunday through what would have been the first part of this season, choc full of facts, figures, names and dates you need to know to gain that true depth as a Flyers fan. Reminder: this series will conclude as of December 31. On to …

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Second period kind to Royals in win over Everblades

If a team that leads the Atlantic Division plays on home ice and hardly anyone’s around to see it, does it really matter? The Florida Everblades came north to start a seven-game road trip on Wednesday, and must have felt at home with temperatures better suited to the Southeastern USA in December rather than the Northeast. Too bad the Reading Royals felt even more comfortable despite a sparse crowd visibly less than the 2,281 announced, and walked away with a 4-2 victory thanks to a three-goal second period. Adam Comrie, David Marshall and Denny Urban lit the lamp in the …

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The Day Before Tomorrow

Today is the day. As a consortium of six owners and 18(?) players meet at 2 PM in Times Square, they hold the power to either advance Collective Bargaining Agreement talks or give up and move toward canceling the 2012-13 season. “We have confirmed with the Union that we will attempt to schedule a players/owners-only meeting for some time on Tuesday afternoon in New York,” NHL Deupty Commissioner Bill Daly said a Tuesday morning statement. “No further details have been confirmed at this point. The expectation is, depending on the outcome, that the Board of Governors will either delay an …

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This Week in Flyers History 12/2-8

Welcome to the next installment of the second series of “This Week in Flyers History,” which aims to dredge up old memories, good and bad, of Flyers feats in the recent to distant past and to provide good fodder for trivia buffs. As it was during the second half of last season, we’ll be here every Sunday through what would have been the first part of this season, choc full of facts, figures, names and dates you need to know to gain that true depth as a Flyers fan. December 2, 1973: Flyers 5, Golden Seals 1 – California’s Barry …