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Trenton Update: 10/19-10/25

The Trenton Titans suffered their first loss of the season last weekend, but they’re still ranked near the top of the ECHL standings early in the season. The Titans were able to start off the season 4-0-0 before they recorded their first loss in Cincinnati on Saturday night. Trenton hopes a pair of home games against the Toledo Walleye this weekend will allow them to gain ground in the division, conference, and league. On Friday night, the Titans walked into the Ford Center and left with a 4-3 victory over the Evansville IceMen, an affiliate for both the St. Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets. Luke Pither’s …

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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. If this whole thing wasn’t sad, it would be funny. The NHL refused to meet with the NHLPA unless the union works from the owners last proposal. I officially hate everyone involved in this. [] [Eklund] [Toronto Sun] [The Hockey News] There are no further talks scheduled at this point, so it looks like if we have a season at all, it will be a 60 games or less schedule. 1994, here …

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Then and Now: Freddy Meyer

In May of 2003, the Philadelphia Flyers signed defenseman Freddy Meyer to an entry-level contract. The mobile d-man was coming off a season at Boston University where he had five goals and 16 assists in 38 games as the Terriers’ captain. During the 2003-2004 season with the Flyers’ organization, Meyer spent the majority of the campaign in the AHL with the Philadelphia Phantoms. He had the second-most goals for a blue liner on the team with 14 goals in 59 games, while John Slaney led the team with 19 goals in the same number of tilts as Meyer. The American defender also had 14 helpers, 50 PIMs, …

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Around the Net 10.23.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Euro Watch 2012 An update on all the Flyers playing overseas in Europe and Russia: [] [Hockeybuzz] [Broad Street Hockey] [CSN Philly] Glimmer of hope? There are rumors of a meeting Wednesday in NY: [Eklund] Moment of G Watch Claude and be amazed:[Broad Street Hockey] That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.       

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A streak for the ages

Eight years ago today, the Philadelphia Phantoms turned a somnolent start to their ninth American Hockey League season into something truly special. After dropping two in a row, both on the road, this John Stevens-led club failed to lose for the next 36 days, rolling to a franchise-best 17-game winning streak that also stood as the longest in the AHL until Norfolk’s all-time run of 28 straight victories through the end of last season. Armed with talent from the NHL with nowhere to go due to the lockout (Joni Pitkanen, Patrick Sharp, Dennis Seidenberg, Todd Fedoruk) as well as young …