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CBA 101: No-trade and no-movement clauses

The standard player contract (SPC) of a Group 3 unrestricted free agent can contain a specific clause which prevents the player from being involuntarily moved from their current team. There are two types of clauses, the no-trade clause and the no-movement clause. As you might imagine, the no-trade clause prevents a player from being traded to another team without their express permission. A no-movement clause not only prevents the player from being traded, but also prevents their relocation by loan or waivers as well. So a player with a no-movement clause could not be sent down to the AHL without agreeing (which, …

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Ed Snider wanted defense, he got defense

The problem is, this was last season and not the current offseason where the Flyers seem to be having incredibly poor luck with defensemen. I thought I’d share an old post I made from another time and place. While it, unfortunately, has no bearing moving forward, it’s certainly interesting to see how much pull Ed Snider has over personnel. Last February 11, a good friend of mine attended the Flyers vs Rangers game. It was a particularly bad game in which the Flyers lost 5-2 (would it surprise you that it was an afternoon game?). After the game, I received the following …

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2012 Philadelphia Flyers Celebrity Golf Invitational

Snider Hockey has released details on their 2012 Philadelphia Flyers Celebrity Golf Invitational. Members of the Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers Alumni, and other Philadelphia sports icons will participate in the 2012 Philadelphia Flyers Celebrity Golf Invitational, presented by AlliedBarton Security Services, Fastrack Construction, and PMC Property Group. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Trump National Golf Course – Philadelphia in Pine Hills, NJ. Honorary co-chairs include Flyers Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell, and Kimmo Timonen. Claude Giroux is also set to attend the event. “We are very fortunate to have the full support of the entire …

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CBA 101: Contract Buy-outs

There are a limited number of ways that a team is able to get out of a contract given to one of their players. One such way is to buy  out the contract, which relieves of the team of their contractual obligation to the player, but does still result in “dead cap space” which is essentially cap space being used on a player that isn’t with the club. Typically, a team would exercise a buy out in order to get out of a bad contract in order to see some cap relief, much like the New York Islanders with Alexei …

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Point/Counterpoint: Team defense and its effect on goaltending

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off, debating an issue with their own unique style and flair. This week our resident goaltenders, and co-authors of Crashing the Crease, Kevin A and Justin B take on the issue of team defense and how it might affect goaltending. Point: The Flyers trying and failing to upgrade their defense, which has arguably gotten worse this summer, is going to be a bad thing for Ilya Bryzgalov.  by Kevin A The new defense will have a tough learning curve early in the year especially with the loss of their best puck mover …