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Around the Net 06.12.2012

    Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. King of Kings The L.A. Kings are the Stanley Cup Champions. Simon Gagne will now have his name on the Cup: [Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] [CSN Philly] Let the trade rumors begin Howard Eskin says JVR is faking an injury so he won’t get sent to Columbus. Wouldn’t you? JVR says his foot isn’t healed: [Hockeybuzz.com] [The 700 Level] [Broad Street Hockey] My take on JVR: His upside is too great to trade for a …

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Flyers West Update: Kings of the League At Last

The Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup Champions. Take that all in. Absorb it. They were the Cinderella story of these playoffs as the eighth seed in the Western Conference. One by one, they took down the top teams in the conference, and did so in stunning fashion. Thanks to absolutely phenomenal goaltending from Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Quick and outstanding performances from captain Dustin Brown and alternate Anze Kopitar, the Kings were a dominant team throughout the playoffs. And in the Stanley Cup Final against the New Jersey Devils, behind near-hat tricks from Brown, Jeff Carter, and Matt …

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Flyers West Update: Your Move, Kings

Rooting for your favorite team can be a wild ride. Any hockey fan will tell you that. You celebrate all the highs and commiserate over all of the lows. It’s never simple. Great teams sometimes struggle. Awful teams sometimes prevail. And just when you think you know how a game or a series is going to turn out, everything changes. No one expected the eighth-seeded Kings to make it very far in the playoffs, let alone to the Stanley Cup Final. They’ve been breaking records and making history, and it’s been a great ride so far for both the organization …

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CBA 101 Part 4: Cap Space Calculations

One of the more complicated aspects of the National Hockey League’s Collective Barganing Agreement is actually the calculation of a team’s cap space. There are so many contributing factors that is easy to misunderstand. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I do believe I have a fair understanding; so I hope to be able to articulate it so others might find it informative. There will be aspects of cap calculation that I omit, either because I plan to cover it at a later point in time, or simply because I have to draw the line somewhere. Let’s start at …

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Summer

I’ve heard varying reports of the weather out in the Philadelphia area. Most sounding as though it’s been pleasant and mild. I checked it again today. HA! Eighties, often upper 80′s for you now. The glee I feel is that it’s been hot here in Northern Illinois and where I work lacks air conditioning. Misery loves company, right? Finals are over and I have a stack of grading that refuses to lessen despite all my efforts to grade consistently. I’m to clear out my stuff for the summer and go through my many unorganized papers. School’s out for all intents …