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Around the Net 07.03.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Free Agent Boredom While Zach Parise and Gary Suter troll the entire NHL, a lot of smaller signings have taken place.[Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz] [CSN Philly] [] [] Habs find the right Price Carey Price will be a Canadien for quite a while. [] Devils give Brodeur two-year deal and the Moose tags along Marty Brodeur played the Devils against themselves and got a new contract. [] Jagr not in Habs plans Jaromir Jagr is still looking for $4 …

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CBA 101 Part 7: One-way vs. two-way contracts

I actually touched on the topic of one-way versus two-way contracts in my very first CBA 101 article about waivers and re-entry waivers. However, when the Flyers signed Michael Leighton yesterday I saw Twitter abuzz with people who were appalled with the fact that he got a one-way contract (to be fair, there were also plenty of people that understood the distinction that I’m about to discuss as well). I thought I would specifically call out this topic as I frequently see it being misunderstood. People tend to think that if a player signs a two-way contract, that that player …

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Well, that wasn’t too bad (on ice with the Southern girl)

Forgive the quality of these photos. My dad was in town and the man has a non-smart phone. I’m not sure how he survives. But a thank you to him for taking pictures of this almost historical event. On Tuesday, I went to an adult skating class (that sounds far more inappropriate than it should). I have to be honest, I was terrified. I’m sure it was more anticipation of falling and possible broken bones that was adding to the terror. I’m not a risk-taker by nature. Not in regards to anything athletic. So, I went up to the desk …

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Five Questions: Parise and/or Suter?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Adam Kimelman of, Marc Siciliano of Kukla’s Corner, Dan MacNeal of Crimespree Hockey, James Minger of Flyers-Philia, and Flyers Faithful’s own Kevin Christmann participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the fifth of a five-part series focusing on Free Agency that will run all week. Do you see the Flyers as major players for one or both of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter? (note: our participants’ answers were captured prior to the JVR trade.) Adam Kimelman: I think with the Flyers’ biggest need being on defense, I think they will be major players for Suter. If they lose out on him, I think they …

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My Favorite Girl Group

This may be a repeat for some of you, but in light of recent events (Jordan Staal being traded, Spice Girls reunion), I thought it was appropriate to share again. The Lulz feature was originally inspired by the lolcats site but features hockey pictures with funny, quirky, ironic or just plain mean captions. This feature should run weekly on Fridays; TGIFWL (Thank Goodness It’s Friday With Lulz).