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Point/Counterpoint: Are the fans enabling another lockout?

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week Kevin C and penaltykiller debate whether the fans are enabling another lockout. Point, Kevin: The fans are enabling the lockout and Gary Bettman has said as much. A few weeks back, Bettman said “We recovered last time because we have the world’s greatest fans.” I take that as essentially saying “It doesn’t matter if we lock out because you guys will come back no matter what,” and you know what, he’s entirely right. Hockey …

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Around the Net 09.04.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Clarke among the best  Bobby Clarke ranks number 6 all time among NHL captains, according to NHL.com. [CSN Philly] High hopes or long odds Someone seems to think the local squad might be a bit overrated:[The Hockey Writers] If they do play, it might look like this Bill Meltzer takes a look at possible defense pairings:[Hockeybuzz] The greatest series ever played A look back at the 1972 Summit Series, 40 years later: [NHL.com] [KelownaCapNews.com] [CBC.ca] That’s all for this …

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Dazzlers and Duds: Pronger v. Desjardins and Carcillo v. Briere

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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Dazzlers and Duds: Giroux v. Boucher and Zherdev v. Brashear

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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NHL and NHLPA Playing a Dangerous Game

I’ve tried my hardest to not discuss the potential NHL lockout. Now that it looms, I’ll tell you why I refused to make any mention of the lockout in my articles. For one, I don’t fully understand what the owners and players are thinking. I do understand that it all come down to money. What I mean is, how could the NHL and NHLPA allow their situation to get like this? Did they not learn from the NBA’s lockout last year? Secondly, I’ve refused to let myself get enraptured by the possibility of a lockout. Meaning, I’ve barely read any …