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Around the Net 01.22.13

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it… The Flyers didn’t start off too well…[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Philly.com] Zac Rinaldo will be out at least a week: [CSN Philly] Youth to be served Scott Laughton is making it difficult on Paul Holmgren: [Philly.com] Sick shootout goal of the week Damien Brunner has nasty mitts: [Puck Daddy] Game preview Flyers at Devils tonight at 7:30pm [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Want to go to tonight’s game? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join me …

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CBA Explained: Contract term limit, additional year expires upon reaching free agency

Prior to the expiration of the old Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), I ran a column I called CBA 101. In it, I attempted to explain some of the more important nuances of the CBA as it relates to putting a team on the ice. Many (honestly, most), of those topics are still applicable today, so I would encourage you to check them out. People frequently ask me “why do you care about that stuff?” Well, the way I see it, this boring, legal verbiage directly effects the team that Paul Holmgren and other General Managers are able to put on …

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Flight Plan: Week of 01.21.2013

The Philadelphia Flyers had a rough start to this condensed 48-game schedule as they dropped both ends of a back-to-back over the weekend. A loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins is never fun, but despite looking flat in the first period, the Flyers really only lost by one goal as the Penguins scored an empty netter late in the third period to seal the win. The game against the Buffalo Sabres was disconcerting to say the least as the Flyers lost 5-2 and allowed two quick goals in the third period and another empty net goal with just under a minute …

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Your Flyers FAQ guide to begin the season

Q: How long is the season? A: Just like in 1995, it’s a 48-game course beginning today, January 19, and lasting 99 days until April 27. Here’s the full schedule. Q: What is the format of the new schedule? A: “Teams will play 18 games within the division: four games (two home and two away) against two of the teams in the division, five games (three home and two away) against one team from the division and five games (two home and three away) against the remaining divisional opponent. To complete the 720-game schedule, Clubs will play three games against …

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Oh My Hockey!

I cannot believe I’m posting. I don’t think the good people here at Flyers Faithful can believe I’m posting. I was beginning to believe that my posting regularity on here would be like the season — non-existent. I hope everyone had a lovely holiday and spent time with family. Finding out the lockout was over was an early b-day present for me and hilarious because my father had taken it upon himself to get me several Flyers-themed presents for Christmas this year. I was glad, of course, but a little sad because well, stupid ::insert any foul word here:: lockout. Then …