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CBA 101 Part 6: Tagging Space

Over the past two seasons Flyers fans may have heard of two potential re-signings that couldn’t take place because of “tagging space”. Currently that re-signing is Matt Carle, whereas last year it was Ville Leino. Ultimately, Leino ended up signing a contract with Buffalo once he hit free agency, and we’ll have to wait to see how the Carle situation plays out. As detailed in the Collective Bargaining Agreement Section 50.5 (f)(iii) (iii) A Club shall only be permitted to sign a Player to an “extension” of the existing SPC in the amount of: (A) the SPC of the Player …

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Five Questions: Everything Matt Carle

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Adam Kimelman of NHL.com, 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 first of a five-part series focusing on Free Agency that will run all week. There is speculation that Matt Carle will re-sign with the Flyers for below market value. Do you think he will re-sign? Who would you expect to be major players for Carle if not the Flyers, and what do you expect he could get on the open market? Adam …

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Lost in translation: What that offseason news really means

The offseason is filled with plenty of news, speculation, absurd rumors, and hyperbole. So, we at Flyers Faithful have decided to take our best shot at deciphering some of the things that you’ve heard recently. News: This was a great pick by the Flyers! He’s an absolute steal with a lot of upside and projects to be a Mike Richards-type player. What it sounds like: Holy crap, we traded Mike Richards for Mike Richards last year and drafted another Mike Richards this year! What it really means: The kid plays two-way hockey and probably scored a nice shorthanded goal when he was fifteen …

Bobby Ryan

A compendium of draft-day predictions

One of the elements of the NHL Entry Draft and Free Agency that makes these two events so entertaining is that anything can happen. This is especially the case with the Flyers, a team that has no qualms about pulling the trigger on a big deal, targeting marquee players, or shipping out a core member (or two) of the team. The Flyers will do anything necessary to improve the team.  A few of us here at Flyers Faithful are taking out best stabs in the dark to predict what will happen today. Caveat emptor: take everything you read with a …

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Summer Project

So, it’s the offseason. Which means, even with the rampant trade rumors and draft possibilities, there’s not as much to write about during off season. Especially for me as I’m not local. So, I’ve decided since, as a teacher, my summers are slightly less chaotic, to take up a hobby. And you, dear reader, are invited to join me on this adventure. You will be kept abreast of the progress (and often failures) as I traverse something I haven’t attempted since I was a kid. What is this, you ask? What amazing adventure am I up to? Simple, I’m going …