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Around the Net 01.08.2013

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. The lockout is over… So lets dissect the roster, shall we? [Broad Street Hockey] [The Hockey Writers] [Hockeybuzz] So when do the games start? Good question…January 19th, it appears. [CSN Philly] [The Hockey News] London calling Anthony Stolarz is heading to Juniors to get some playing time. [Broad Street Hockey] That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL. 

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Flyers luck out with “cap-recapture” system, Richards and Carter deals won’t haunt Flyers

Yesterday I posed my top remaining questions about thew new CBA, and one of those questions was whether or not the “cap-recapture” system which was proposed at some point during negotiations, would ever come to fruition. Dubbed the “screw you Paul Holmgren rule” by Travis Hughes of Broad Street Hockey, it was designed to penalize teams for signing players to “back-diving” contracts that serve to reduce a player’s cap hit. As it turns out, that “cap-recapture” rule is officially a part of the CBA. While not all of the details are known, what is known is that it has the potential …


Flyers prospect Stolarz leaving college

Jackson, New Jersey’s own, Anthony Stolarz, has decided to depart the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he is expected to play in the Ontario Hockey League with the London Knights. “I’m obviously disappointed by Anthony’s decision,” said UNO head coach Dean Blais in a statement issued Monday afternoon.  “He has been making a very challenging transition from the North American Hockey League to the WCHA, and we, as coaches, saw good progress from him in the first half of the season.  But ultimately, it’s his decision where he wants to play, and we wish him the best in the next chapter …

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Using Shea Weber as an example why the new contract limitations inhibit Flyers

At the risk of stating the super obvious, all NHL contracts can have salary amounts that vary from one year to the next. However, if you’re reading this, you’re probably a Flyer fan, and you probably rarely think about a player’s salary. To fans of “rich teams” like the Flyers, when it comes to contracts the only number that matters is “cap hit.” A player’s cap hit is determined by taking the average annual value (AAV) of the deal. So ultimately, the salary matters very little when it comes to filling out a roster. The now expired Collective Bargaining Agreement …