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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. I apologize for the late post today, my fair readers, I had a 6 hour meeting at work and could get nothing done…sounds familiar… It all comes down to this A meeting where no one meets, unreal. [The Hockey News] [Philly.com] Or they do meet and nothing happens. [Kuklas Korner] [CSN Philly] Or they are close to a deal and here it is: [ESPN-Scott Burnside] Perspective from my man Eklund: …

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The Sixth Day of Claudemas: Six natural hat tricks

Here we are in December with little to do in this tough lockout time. What’s a blog to do? Well, it looks like a 12 Days of Christmas-themed series of posts is the way to go. But, we realize that all of you hockey fans aren’t into Christmas, so we’ve named it after the man nicknamed Orange Jesus and called it Claudemas. On the sixth day of Claudemas, Flyers Faithful gave to me…six natural hat tricks by the great Tim Kerr! Who’s the greatest goal scorer in Flyers history? Numbers will tell you it’s Bill Barber, who still holds the …

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50 Shades of Orange

What you are about to read is the brainchild of Kim Pollock and Steve Jacot, inspired by various Tumblr users and an overall lack of anything substantial to write about re: hockey. Grab yourself a glass of wine, light a few candles, and settle in as we give you an exclusive look at excerpts from the upcoming “50 Shades of Orange.” Hartnell let loose his wild hair as he climbed into bed. Hartsy picked the Cheetos out of his beard and swept her into his arms. Bryz said something unintelligible about world commerce and the effect penguins had on it …

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The Fifth Day of Claudemas: Five guys we’d love to see in Orange and Black

Here we are in December with little to do in this tough lockout time. What’s a blog to do? Well, it looks like a 12 Days of Christmas-themed series of posts is the way to go. But, we realize that all of you hockey fans aren’t into Christmas, so we’ve named it after the man nicknamed Orange Jesus and called it Claudemas. On the fifth day of Claudemas, Flyers Faithful gave to me…five players that we’d love to see in Orange and Black. Every year, due to the influence of Ed Snider and the hustling of Paul Holmgren, the Flyers …

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Then and Now: Jon Sim

Jon Sim became a member of the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization during the 2004-2005 season, when he became a member of the Philadelphia Phantoms in exchange for Peter White. After he played in 10 games alongside Keith Ballard, Kiel McLeod, and Fredrik Sjostrom for the Utah Grizzlies in their final season in the American Hockey League, Sim joined the 2005 Calder Cup winners for the final 63 regular season games of the title year. He recorded the second-most points for the Phantoms with 35 goals and 26 assists for 61 points, four shy of R.J. Umberger’s total. The difference was Umberger …