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Then and Now: Steve Eminger

The Philadelphia Flyers had their dreams of acquiring Shea Weber crushed yesterday, as the Nashville Predators matched Philly’s offer sheet to keep the elite defenseman in Tennessee. One reason why this is so painful to the Flyers’ faithful is due to the fact that Matt Carle signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning earlier in the month. Carle spent parts of four seasons with the Orange and Black thanks to Philly’s trade with the Lightning back in 2008, where the Flyers acquired the blue liner in exchange for Steve Downie, a fourth-round pick in the 2009 draft (drafting Alex Hutchings), and Steve Eminger. …

Does the salary floor force teams to flush money down the toilet?

Point/Counterpoint: The merits of a salary cap floor

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off, debating an issue with their own unique style and flair. This week, Kim Q and our own Fearless Leader Marcello D take on the issue of the salary cap floor. Point: The cap floor has kept its promise of parity by Kim Q At first thought, the salary floor is the yin to the yang of the salary cap. The salary cap serves an important purpose in leveling the playing field for some of the lower revenue teams and keep the higher revenue teams spending in …

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Around the Net 07.24.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. The Shea Weber Watch Continues… You might have heard the Flyers signed some defenseman named Shea to an offer sheet. Apparently, he’s pretty good. [Hockeybuzz] [Broad Street Hockey] [The Checking Line] Check here to update Shea’s current status [Shea Watch] [Countdown clock] The Rick Nash Saga is Over Scott Howson gets something for Rick Nash,but probably not enough. [The Checking Line] [Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] Remembering Jessica Redfield The hockey world lost one of our own in …

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Third Skate Lesson (And there was progress)

I have hockey skates. No, I didn’t buy them (my bank account is extremely grateful for this). I didn’t want to invest until I was sure this was something I wanted to do. I have a horrible habit of wanting to excel at something and then when it becomes difficult, I quit. I’m just a lazy perfectionist. If I can’t do it perfectly the first couple times, then I move on. But these skates were given to me. For no occasion other than they were available. So, the lady I mentioned in last week’s post…she used to play hockey and …