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Hockey Hilarity: A little bit Rusty

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! We’ve been ready for NHL brand hockey to start since October and it looks as if it finally will start on January 19th. A lot of people might have forgotten that the Philadelphia Flyers have a couple new faces joining their lineup. One of those new faces is actually an old one. The guy’s name is Ruslan Fedotenko. Ruslan, who has been known to go by Rusty, was an undrafted signee of …

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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. The NHL has returned! Now that the owners have ratified the new CBA [CSNPhilly], the players are expected to vote their approval on Friday or Saturday, allowing training camps to commence on Sunday around the league. What is in the new CBA, you may ask? Lets find out what we know so far: [CBC] [Puck Daddy] So who plays who when? The schedule is still sort of up …

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Premature season predictions

With the start of the 2013 NHL season suddenly right around the corner, it is time to make some unfounded predictions that, in the long run, will either make us look like prescient geniuses or complete fools. Or, maybe we will just play it safe and make some conservative predictions that have a high probability of coming true. Either way, here we go. Marcello De Feo 1. Luke Schenn will accumulate 200 hits and win over fans Last season, Luke Schenn accumulated 270 hits over 79 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs, which was good enough to lead the league …

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Don’t Boycott The NHL

I’m just going to throw this out there. Ready? Don’t boycott the NHL after this past lockout. Look, I know that the lockout sucked. I missed hockey just as much as the next person. But it’s back now, and for all of the bitching I did about not getting to watch professional games, I’m obviously not going to purposely miss them because I’m pissed at the league. That’s just silly. Maybe you don’t want to give the league any money. That’s fine. Don’t buy any merchandise, don’t show up to any games. But for those of you who kept saying, …

Briere as a hobbit...wait, no, that's not what I meant by fantasy hockey! (thanks to the awesome @geoffmang for the photoshop)

Flyers Faithful Fantasy Hockey

Well, we are thankfully back and concentrating on the important stuff, hockey! No more make whole provisions or Fehr and Bettman snipes. And hey, who doesn’t love a little fantasy hockey? That’s why we’re going to be hosting our own Yahoo! fantasy hockey league right here on Flyers Faithful. You can sign up for the league here. We will be drafting online on Thursday, January 17th at 8:00pm. Be sure to set your pre-rankings if you can’t make the live draft. And yes, there will a prize of some sort for the winner — but shhh, it’s a secret. (Of …