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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. Well, it doesn’t look good. There are no plans for formal talks to resume ,so we are left to sort out who is to blame and what the future holds.[TSN.ca] [Toronto Sun] [Star Tribune] [ESPN] Eklund reports there might be a slim chance at a resolution, but slim is leaving town very soon. [Hockeybuzz] Some tweets from @KatieStrangESPN this morning about the ongoing labor situation:   That’s all …

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Dazzlers and Duds: Gagne v. Briere and Tibbetts v. Carter

Several weeks back, we asked our beloved Twitter followers who were their most loved and hated Flyers of the past decade. It led to some great names and some great discussion. Well it got us thinking. In the doldrums that is August in the hockey world — not to mention the impending doom of a lockout —  we decided to put together a tournament; poll style! We’ve compiled the responses for both the Loved and Hated categories, and seeded them according to our whims and wishes. What you see before you is the result of our efforts. While we may …

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RICE & MICE: What a pain in the butt! Piriformis syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is one of the causes of sciatica, or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The piriformis is a deep muscle of the buttocks that lays beneath the gluteal muscles. It runs from the sacrum, the fused vertebrae at the bottom of the spine to the femur, or thigh bone. In most people, the sciatic nerve lays underneath the piriformis, but in up to 25 percent of people, the sciatic nerve will actually pass through the muscle. The function of the piriformis is external rotation or rotation of the leg out as well as assist in abduction, or bringing the …

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Then and Now: Eric Meloche

One of the most unfortunate trades for the Philadelphia Flyers in recent years was there decision to ship Patrick Sharp off to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Matt Ellison. As part of the deal the Orange and Black received the Hawks’ third-round pick in the 2006 NHL Draft, which Philly gave to the Montreal Canadiens and saw the Habs select center Ryan White, while the Flyers also gave Chicago forward Eric Meloche. Everybody knows what happened to Sharp and Ellison, but the career of Meloche isn’t as noteworthy. In the 2012-2013 season, Meloche is set to join his fourth different team in his second different …

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Dazzlers and Duds: Laperriere v. Roenick and Carle v. Niittymaki

Several weeks back, we asked our beloved Twitter followers who were their most loved and hated Flyers of the past decade. It led to some great names and some great discussion. Well it got us thinking. In the doldrums that is August in the hockey world — not to mention the impending doom of a lockout —  we decided to put together a tournament; poll style! We’ve compiled the responses for both the Loved and Hated categories, and seeded them according to our whims and wishes. What you see before you is the result of our efforts. While we may …