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Flyers, Sinclair agree to 4-year deal

The conundrum of replacing the offense and leadership that departed with Jaromir Jagr to Dallas has been solved. On Tuesday morning, the Philadelphia Flyers made another stealth move to bolster the forward ranks, bringing in forward Christine Sinclair on a four-year deal reported to be worth $17 million. “We’re thrilled to have acquired Christine’s services,” said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. “Her fearlessness around the net, toughness and scoring ability with all parts of her body, along with her most important assets of Canadian birth and training, will be a valuable asset to our hockey club. In addition, at age …

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Around the Net 08.07.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Random news and notes It’s August and the dog days of summer mean there isn’t a lot of hockey news, just a lot of waiting for hockey news: [The Hockey Writers] A look at the Flyers’ play at even strength last season. [Broad Street Hockey] Rob Zombie fills us in on his vision for the “Broad Street Bullies” film he is directing. [The Checking Line] Shane Doan apparently is closer to a decision, but only time will tell. [CSN …

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CBA 101: Contract Buy-outs

There are a limited number of ways that a team is able to get out of a contract given to one of their players. One such way is to buy  out the contract, which relieves of the team of their contractual obligation to the player, but does still result in “dead cap space” which is essentially cap space being used on a player that isn’t with the club. Typically, a team would exercise a buy out in order to get out of a bad contract in order to see some cap relief, much like the New York Islanders with Alexei …

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Something To Make Up

Last week was supposed to be my last skate lesson (of what I paid for) and I was hoping to share complete awesomeness about it with you guys. Unfortunately, some family stuff came up and I had to head back to Tennessee a few days early, which means I didn’t get to that lesson. Fortunately, I can make it up later. I’ve already decided that I want to continue lessons for the course of the school year. Everyone needs a break from grading essays, right? But I do have two hockey-related stories to share despite the rough week. The first …