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Trenton Update: 12/28-1/3

The Trenton Titans saw their five-game win streak and their seven-game point streak snapped this week, as the squad lost a pair of games to the Conference-leading Reading Royals. Although the Titans managed to eke out an overtime victory last Thursday against their division rival, Trenton lost back-to-back contests to Reading on Friday and Saturday to suffer consecutive losses for the first time since December 8-9. Friday’s setback was nearly a spectacular comeback, as the Titans lost 5-4 at the Sovereign Center. Stephen Schultz registered his 10th goal of the season and assisted on two others for his second three-point performance …

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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. Tick tock, tick tock… Both sides continue to talk and some progress has been made. This lockout might actually end. [Kukla's Korner] [CSN Philly] [The Hockey News] [Toronto Sun] Teemu looks for the lockout to end soon Like, Monday soon. I hope he’s right. [Puck Daddy] That’s all for now, here’s to hoping for a resolution to this lockout drama.

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Then and Now: Nolan Baumgartner

After the New York Islanders picked Brett Lindros ninth overall in the 1994 NHL Draft, the Washington Capitals selected defenseman Nolan Baumgartner. The four players picked after the Canadian d-man were former San Jose Shark and New Jersey Devil Jeff Friesen, Wade Belak, Mattias Ohlund, and Ethan Moreau. All four of those players turned out to play more seasons in the NHL than Baumgartner, who totaled 10 years at hockey’s highest level. Baumgartner suited up for the Caps, Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks, and the Pittsburgh Penguins before he became a member of the Philadelphia Flyers in 2006. The blue liner signed …

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Point/Counterpoint: Is the Lockout hurting or helping the league?

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Kim P. and Craig F. debate whether the NHL lockout will hurt or help the league in the long term. Point: Kim P. Let’s face it: despite the fact that the fans are absolutely furious (and some even apathetic at this point) over the lockout, the National Hockey League doesn’t seem to be suffering very much. If they were, these recent talks would have happened earlier than this past week. There will still …

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Around the Net 01.01.2013

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. First off…Happy New Year!!! Here is the best version of “Auld Lang Syne” ever: [Youtube] As the Bryz turns…. It seems Ilya Bryzgalov has better things to do than play hockey in Russia: [Philly.com] [Deadspin] Prospect Watch A profile on Flyers prospect Marcels Noebels: [Sportsology] Meanwhile, Shayne Gostisbehere is tearing it up at the World Juniors: [Philly.com] Are we there yet? The NHLPA has submitted a counter offer to the latest NHL offer, hope still remains alive: [Hockeybuzz] …