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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. Will Friday’s meeting lead to more talks? [Kuklas Korner] [Toronto Sun]  Money is the root of all lockouts [Toronto Sun] [The Hockey News] Briere rips Bettman [Philly.com] Yakupov gets Nailed [ESPN] [Edmontonsun.com] That’s all for this week, join me next week as we look at the ongoing labor situation.  

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RICE & MICE: Spleen injuries

Just a month ago, Dallas Cowboys tight end, Jason Witten had suffered a lacerated spleen  in a preseason football game that threatened his ability to play this season. Fortunately, his spleen laceration was not severe enough to require surgery and he was able to recover in an extraordinarily fast time in order to play in the season opener just 23 days later. Of course, I ended up having a great conversation with a patient about why they didn’t operate on Jason Witten’s lacerated spleen. The spleen is located in the upper left side of the belly and sits snugly behind …

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Then and Now: Lukas Krajicek

In the middle of the 2009-2010 season, it didn’t look likely that Lukas Krajicek would be playing hockey in the NHL anytime soon let alone play in the Stanley Cup Finals. That’s exactly what happened though after the Tampa Bay Lightning terminated his contract in late January of 2010, which allowed him to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers shortly after. In his second season with Tampa Bay’s organization, Krajicek had an assist, 21 PIMs, and a minus-4 rating in 23 games. He also had six assists in 15 games for Tampa’s AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, before he was dumped by the franchise. …

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Brothers Keepers; Speed Kills

Later this evening, the Flyers lineup should have been witness to something that hadn’t happened in more than a generation. If brothers Luke and Brayden Schenn stepped onto the ice and into the lineup for the Orange and Black’s preseason contest against Chicago at the big building on South Broad Street, it would have marked the first time since twins Rich and Ron Sutter prowled the Spectrum ice in the early Spring of 1986 that two siblings made it to the Philly roster. April 15, 1986 was the exact date. Game 5 of the Patrick Division Semifinals against the underdog …

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Around the Net 09.25.12

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Wayne Train goes to Germany Wayne Simmonds will play in Germany during the lockout:[Philly.com] [CSN Philly] Phantoms are back in town,sort of The Phantoms will hold their training camp in Voorhees:[Broad Street Hockey] The lockout drags on Both sides meet to discuss HRR and not much else:[CSN Philly] [Toronto Sun] [The Hockey News] [Philly.com] Seattle Oilers? A really rich guy wants a free arena:[Puck Daddy] [The Hockey News] [Edmontonsun.com] That’s all for this week, join me next week for …