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Point/Counterpoint: Secret Negotiations

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off about all things hockey related. This week, Kim P. and Craig F. will discuss the pros and cons of the NHL and NHLPA’s recent “secret” negotiations. Point: Kim P. The latest round of talks between the National Hockey League and its players’ union have been rather secretive, at least compared to previous meetings. The two sides have met recently in undisclosed locations, and any information from those meetings that have been made public have been very, very brief. Keeping things private is a smart move for both the …

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Around the Net 11.13.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Well, here we are another week with NHL hockey. As we wait for negotiations to resume, there is talk of a quick turnaround on a settlement if one occurs. We wait with baited breath. [The Hockey News]  3rd man in? Maybe a mediator can help solve this labor impasse. What a novel idea. [Philly.com] Gary Bettman is evil No season? No worries, let’s have a Hall of Fame ceremony anyway. [Puck Daddy] [Toronto Sun] That’s all for this week, join me next …

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The Wackness: Pelle’s death and the odd start to the 1985-86 season

For the third straight year, Flyers Faithful will honor the memory and impact of Pelle Lindbergh with a piece dedicated in his honor. This time around, a reflection on the odd set of circumstances that surrounded the start to the 1985-86 season and how Pelle’s accident and death contributed to the surreal feel of what should have been a triumphant return to form in Mike Keenan’s second year at the helm. The front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday, November 11, 1985 announced the simple, but chilling news: “Flyers star ‘brain-dead’ after crash.” Below that, the first sentence in …

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European Update 3

The third installment of the Flyers Faithful European Update will not provide much information, as most of the Flyers playing overseas are on breaks until mid-November. Instead, we will simply provide you with updated stats and info for how our boys are doing Over There thus far.. So, without further ado… Matt Read (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Currently hanging with Giroux in Germany. Games Played: 10. Goals: 3. Assists: 11. Points: 14 Wayne Simmonds  (Liberec Bili Tygri HC – Czech) Games Played: 3. Goals: 1. Assists: 2. Points: 3 Danny Briere (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) Games Played: 8. …

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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. Forward Well, things are looking up or at least moving forward as today will be the third straight day of “secret ” talks between the NHL and the NHLPA. There is careful optimism as both sides seem to finally be getting down to serious discussions after the cancellation of the Winter Classic. [CSN Philly] [Philly.com] [The Hockey News] [Eklund] [Toronto Sun] Word on Twitter is December 1st is the tentative start date for the …