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CBA 101 Part 2: 35+ Contracts – The Chris Pronger Story

One aspect of the Collective Bargaining Agreement which is near and dear to the Flyers’ heart is the 35-plus contract; which we’ll cover here in Part 2 of CBA 101. A 35-plus contract is a contract of greater than 1 year, in which the player is 35 years or older when the contract takes effect. So what’s the big deal, right? The stipulation with this kind of pact is that no matter what happens, you can’t be rid of the player’s cap hit unless he is traded or claimed on waivers. Even if you were to send a player on …

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Game 5: Parade This

Flyers Faithful presents the fifth in a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. Pride and confidence are great things to display in the right quantities, in the right time. And karma can be a real bitch. One game away from claiming their third Stanley Cup in four seasons, the print media in Alberta’s capital simply lost its mind on Tuesday and published parade plans for a few days hence. “Coming home to our adoring fans, the scene was …

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Brodeur Being Brodeur

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).

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Pierre’s Problem

The Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers heated up a bit in Game 4 after Rangers pest (and saluting idiot) Mike Rupp messed with mummified Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur. This led to Rangers head coach John Tortorella and Devils counterpart Peter DeBoer screaming at each other between the benches.  If they were within arm’s length of each other they probably would have dropped the proverbial gloves.  You can find video of the incident below.

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Game 4: Infamy and a 3-1 deficit

Flyers Faithful presents the fourth in a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. Tell the truth. You don’t remember anything about Game 4 except 1) the Flyers lost and 2) the completion of the action from the above picture. More on that later. Sufficiently chastened after blowing the Mother of all Leads less than 48 hours earlier, the Edmonton Oilers came back with a more complete game plan and much better execution to assume a 3-1 series edge. …