Quebec Nordiques

Five Questions: Given the strength of the Canadian dollar and the growing interest for more teams in Canada, do you foresee plans for any struggling, revenue-sharing teams such as the Coyotes to be moved North? If so, what impact, if any, would that have on the CBA?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Lyle Richardson, Paul Kukla, Jesse Spector, and Tyler Altemose to partake in our Five Questions series on the CBA. This is the fourth of a five-part series. Given the strength of the Canadian dollar and the growing interest for more teams in Canada, do you foresee plans for any struggling, revenue-sharing teams such as the Coyotes to be moved North? If so, what impact, if any, would that have on the CBA? Lyle Richardson: We already know Pierre-Karl Peladeau, the owner of media giant Quebecor, is interested in purchasing an NHL franchise and moving it to Quebec …

Wade Redden

Five Questions: What are your thoughts on the amnesty clause? Do you think it will happen?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Lyle Richardson, Paul Kukla, Jesse Spector, and Tyler Altemose to partake in our Five Questions series on the CBA. This is the third of a five-part series. What are your thoughts on the amnesty clause? Do you think it will happen? Lyle Richardson: It happened at the start of this CBA, and I expect it’ll happen again. The players won’t be the ones pushing for it, but I doubt they’ll do much to try to prevent it. The amnesty buyout option wasn’t used much at the start of this CBA, because there weren’t a lot of teams with …

Dolla, dolla bills, y'all

Five Questions: What are the biggest issues that need to be resolved in the next CBA?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Lyle Richardson, Paul Kukla, Jesse Spector, and Tyler Altemose to partake in our Five Questions series on the CBA. This is the second of a five-part series. What are the biggest issues that need to be resolved in the next CBA? Lyle Richardson: For the owners, it’s the split of revenue with the players, as they’ll want to reduce it from 57 percent to around 50 percent. They’ll also seek a cap on contract lengths, to close that loophole of heavily front-loading deals to get a friendlier cap hit, and could seek to abolish or restricted movement clauses. …

Gary Bettman

Five Questions: Do you believe there will be a lockout? Why?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Lyle Richardson, Paul Kukla, Jesse Spector, and Tyler Altemose to partake in our Five Questions series on the CBA. This is the first of a five-part series. Do you believe there will be a lockout? Why? Lyle Richardson: Perhaps I’m too optimistic, but I think it can be avoided. The atmosphere between the two sides isn’t poisonous as it was the last two times around, and despite some of the early posturing on both sides, I get the sense there’s a genuine desire on both sides to get something done to avoid any delays to the season. Of …

The Zambonis

Review: Five-Minute Major (In D Minor)

It’s hard to believe that a band that writes songs solely about hockey could amount to much more than a novelty act but The Zambonis did just that. The Connecticut-based band has defied all odds and strung together a hockey-related career that has lasted significantly longer in North America than Pavel Brendl. Since forming in 1991, The Zambonis released eight albums (from what I can gather), survived two lockouts, saw the NHL expand to 30 teams, and watched as numerous teams relocated, included the band members’ favorite, Hartford Whalers. FIve Minute Major (In D Minor) pays tribute to the defunct …