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Around the Net April 16, 2013: Flyers beat Canadiens, Rangers are next, more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.   Before we get started, I wanted to take a moment to send out thoughts and prayers to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing yesterday. This senseless act of violence will not dampen the spirits of Bostonians, but it will galvanize them and make them stronger. We here at Flyers Faithful wish nothing but the best for those affected by yesterday’s attack.   Flyers beat Habs 7-3   Scott Hartnell nets a hat trick: [Broad Street Hockey] …

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CBA Explained: Compliance buy-outs

With this pathetic Flyers season dwindling down the topic of compliance buy-outs will be a hot one into and perhaps throughout the summer.The Flyers’ disappointing season combined with continued salary cap issues on a reduced salary cap next year will lead to a lot of conversation about if, or perhaps more accurately, who the Flyers should use the compliance buy-outs on. Currently, Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov are the most popular targets. I had thought that most people were aware of the details of the compliance buy-outs because it is/was such a highly visible change in the Collective Bargaining Agreement …

Straka in his time with Rimouski Oceanic. Image courtesy of mrx.ca.

Future Flyers Report: Straka signs an entry-level deal, Gostisbehere named an All-American, Wellwood suffers major injury, OHL/WHL playoff updates

The Philadelphia Flyers’ organization signed forward Petr Straka this week. The 6’0″ 194-pound skater is currently helping Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL in their postseason run, as the club is set to take on Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in the semifinals. Picked 55th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Draft, Straka had 41 goals and 41 assists in 55 games for Baie-Comeau during the regular season. He also eight goals and 10 helpers in Drakkar’s eight postseason games so far this postseason, which is good enough for third overall in the QMJHL playoffs. In the NCAA, Shayne Gostisbehere …

What Thornton was about to do to Bryzgalov, Bryz later did to the media

Saturday Morning Musings*

Something, something, intro paragraph. Fluff, yay! Let’s start off by facing the cold, hard truth. There is something like a 1% chance (with a 1% margin of error) that the Flyers could make the playoffs this season. Pointless wins are meaningless. Planning for next year is significantly more important at this point. So, what does that mean? Well, for starters, it does not mean that your loyalty as a fan is not contingent upon whether or not you want the team to win the remaining games of the season. The rational choice is to do what it takes to make …

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Around the Net April 12, 2013:Flyers fall to Sens; Briere wants to stay, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers lose and the playoffs are history That about sums it up: [Broad Street Hockey] [Philly.com] [The 700 Level] Flyers sign Straka No, not that Straka: [The Checking Line] Briere wants to stay But he probably won’t: [CSNPhilly-Tim P.] Bryz Nasty Ilya is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore:[Philly.com] Go see the Flyers secure more ping pong balls  in the upcoming NHL Entry draft lottery.Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join …