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Point/Counterpoint: Who’s to blame — owners or players?

  Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week Dain S and Jim H debate whether the looming NHL lockout is the players fault or the owners fault. Point, Jim: Defending the players…Make no mistake, no matter what happens as a result of this lockout, nobody wins. Not the fans and certainly not the entirety of the National Hockey League (players and owners), that has built a strong foundation since their last lockout, almost 10 years ago. The Winter Classic, and surrounding hoopla …

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Around the Net 08.28.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Prospect in trouble Flyers prospect Nick Cousin runs afoul of the law: [The Checking Line] [Philly.com] Frozen Four News Philadelphia is going to hosting a lot of college hockey in 2014: [Broad Street Hockey] Goodbye Oskars Former Flyer Oskars Bartulis goes to the KHL: [CSN Philly] Get lost Geno While Sean Couturier’s butler might play in Russia as well next year if there is a lockout:[CSN Philly] That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around …

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CBA Chatter

  Everything you wanted to know about the CBA but were afraid to ask Here are your updates from the past week on the ongoing collective bargaining agreement talks from around the Web. This week all things were quiet until Wednesday when the heads of the two families, err sides, met briefly and then promptly cancelled the afternoon session. They agreed to meet this morning. Then, this happened:[Kuklas Korner] [ESPN] [Sports Illustrated] [Hockeybuzz] [Broad Street Hockey] So basically, there was no movement except into the two trenches that both sides have dug. A lockout looks to be all but certain. Trenton Titans, …

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Around the Net 08.21.2012

    Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Hartnell gets extended Scott Hartnell gets a 6 year contract extension from the Flyers on Monday:[Broad Street Hockey] [The Checking Line] [The 700 Level] My take on Hartnell- I love this deal, with an average cap hit of $4.75 million a year, Hartnell gets a $550,000 raise and stays in orange and black for 6 years longer. Looks really good to me. The Wayne Train also gets paid Oh, in case you forgot or live in a cave, Wayne …

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CBA Chatter

  Everything you wanted to know about the CBA but were afraid to ask Here are your updates from the past week on the ongoing collective bargaining agreement talks from around the Web. Well, we came into this week with some hopeful optimism, as the NHLPA put together a proposal and they shared it with the owners on Tuesday. The answer seemed fair and more level-headed than the owners’ first salvo, so we thought maybe progress would be made. [NHL.com] [Kuklas Korner] [Hockeybuzz] [Puck Daddy] Well, Gary Bettman killed that idea. Apparently, he thinks he can break the union again like they …