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CBA Explained: Retained salary transactions

One of the most interesting wrinkles written into the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) are retained salary transactions; or more simply, the ability for teams to retain salary on a player they trade away. This edition of CBA Explained will expand on the topic. Many fans had been clamoring for this rule to be implemented for some time now. Major League Baseball allows you to include cash in a trade, which dramatically helps teams consummate deals involving highly paid players. I would suspect this to be the case in the NHL as well. While a highly-paid, under-performing player is typically unattractive, if something could …

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Future Flyers Report: Kyle Flanagan earns tryout, Shane Harper has big weekend, prospects in NCAA tournament, updates on OHL/WHL playoffs

Earlier this week the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization signed Kyle Flanagan, a forward that recently completed his senior year at St. Lawrence University, to a one-year entry-level contract. The 24-year-old, who finished second on St. Lawrence’s squad with 47 points in 35 games and was named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, will join the Adirondack Phantoms on an amateur tryout contract for the remainder of the 2012-2013 regular season. In his first two games with Adirondack Flanagan had two helpers. In the ECHL, forward Shane Harper had a weekend to remember, as he helped the Trenton Titans go 3-0-0 while …

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Quinnipiac earns top seed as Frozen Four field set

Quinnipiac  University,   regular-season champions  in  the  ECAC,  was  selected  as  the  top  overall  seed  as  the field  of 16 teams was announced for the 2013 NCAA men’s ice hockey tournament on Sunday night. The  Bobcats (27-7-5),  who spent multiple weeks atop the national rankings in the  second half of  the campaign, will open up as the top program in the East Region  at  Providence, RI.  Despite a  sudden exit in  the ECAC semifinals to eventual  playoff  champion Yale, the Connecticut-based school garnered enough notice to gain the lofty honor. Hockey  East regular-season  and  playoff titlist  UMass-Lowell (26-10-2)  was awarded  top …

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Kennedy scores winner in overtime, Flyers lose 2-1 in Pittsburgh

Unfortunately for the Philadelphia Flyers they couldn’t continue their annual tradition of ending a lengthy Pittsburgh Penguins’ winning streak, as the Pens squeaked out a 2-1 overtime win at the CONSOL Energy Center tonight. Tyler Kennedy’s fifth goal of this shortened season beat Ilya Bryzgalov 2:33 into overtime, as Pittsburgh extended their winning streak to 12 games. Claude Giroux was the lone Flyer to beat Marc-Andre Fleury in the loss, while Sidney Crosby took advantage off a 5-on-3 power play late in the contest to send it past regulation. Fleury had 27 saves to Bryzgalov’s 33 to earn the win this …

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Phantoms’ good aim sinks Pirates

Cal Heeter posted 40 saves and Adirondack tied its season record for fewest shots on goal, but the Phantoms pulled themselves together to post a 4-2 victory over the Portland Pirates on Sunday afternoon at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The Phantoms (27-33-5) set the tempo of the game when Tye McGinn scored just nine seconds after the opening faceoff. Jeff Dimmen tied the game with his second goal in four games after being scratched in 15 straight, Marcel Noebels had the game winning goal and Eric Wellwood put the game away with a beautiful breakaway with 46 second left …